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Philippine storm watch

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by clgsamson, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    for this week October 20-25.....tsk could be the 3rd consecutive devastating storm this year. It is stronger than Ketsana (Ondoy) and Parma (Pepeng).

    "Lupit" in Filipino/Tagalog means "Cruel" in english.

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  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    The PI are sure getting hammered this season. Does anyone know if this is related to the El Nino warming conditions at that end of the Pacific? I would assume so. The hurricane seaon on the US East Coast has been very mild.
     
  3. Antarctic-Adventurer

    Antarctic-Adventurer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: From the UK but currently living in Japan
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    I can't comment on whether the surge of storms is due to El NiƱo warming or not but one can check the latest Typhoon positions at this site:

    Japan Meteorological Agency | Tropical Cyclone Information [click the storm on the map for a close up of the predicted storm track).

    The Philippines generally gets hit a lot every year but the last few weeks have been unusually bad. I am due to fly into Manila on the 24th October so naturally I am keeping a close eye on this one too. There is a chance it may just miss the Philippines though and hit Taiwan instead as its track has gradually been changing northwards... unpredictable though.

    For those really interested in tropical cyclone Typhoon path history see this huge global map showing data from 1985-2005:

    File:Global tropical cyclone tracks-edit2.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009
  4. boljakool

    boljakool Barangay Pasaway

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    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    hope it doesn't go anywhere near Anilao this weekend.
     
  5. World Wide Diver

    World Wide Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Davao, but like General Santos and Davao Oriental
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    Yes it is, and this was forcast 3 months ago if you follow the En Nino posted info. Sea temps in the Western equitorial Pacific are +0.7 to +1.0C above normal in the top 300meters (1000 feet US).

    This typhoon will hit Luzon with high winds and drop 500mm+ rain. As per OP's words, it will be worse than Ondoy and Pepeng. As PI's don't have good radar/forcasting equipment it's hard to make a very accurate forcast and warn the most vulnerable.

    I just hope that the various dams to be affected have had their water levels reduced so as the government does not drown thousands through 'panic release' of water like before.
     
  6. rab1412000

    rab1412000 Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: philippines
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    darnit theres one that my come in this all saints.
    hopefully it veers and does not gain strenght.
    no name yet and winds of only 55 kph and still 2800kms from the visayas

    this should be stickied btw
     
  7. World Wide Diver

    World Wide Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Davao, but like General Santos and Davao Oriental
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  8. Genomik

    Genomik Angel Fish

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    Wow, my girlfriends dads family is directly on that storm track in Gulf of Lingayen. Usually brunt hits mountains on east coast I think so maybe west coast only hit pretty hard. I hope.
     
  9. World Wide Diver

    World Wide Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Davao, but like General Santos and Davao Oriental
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