Issued at: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Friday, 04 June 2021
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Friday, 04 June 2021
Current Status & Outlook Tropical Storm DANTE (CHOI-WAN) has temporarily moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as it approaches the drought-stricken country of Taiwan…expected to be absorbed into the Mei-yu Front within the next 24-48 hours.

Its rainbands together with its trough (extension) will still affect the western and northern coastal waters of Ilocos Provinces, where scattered rain showers with Severe thunderstorms will be expected across these areas today.

24-hr Outlook: TS DANTE is expected to complete its recurvature towards the northeast at an increased forward speed of 26 kph.  The storm is forecast to re-enter the northwestern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this afternoon, and cross Southern Taiwan tonight. TS DANTE will weaken into a Tropical Depression (TD) upon emerging over the East Taiwan Sea by early tomorrow morning (June 05).

Where is DANTE (CHOI-WAN)? As of 5:00 AM PhT today, June 04…2100 GMT:

  • Location of Center/Eye: Along western edges of the Balintang and Bashi Channels (19.9°N 118.5°E)
  • Distance 1: 284 km west-northwest of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
  • Distance 2: 356 km south-southwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Distance 3: 371 km west of Basco, Batanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 65 kph near the center…Gustiness: 85 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) North-Northeast @ 15 kph, towards Southern Taiwan
Potential Philippine Landfall Area(s)
  •  None
What Philippine areas will be directly affected? Heavy to Extreme Rainfall (50 mm to >100 mm expected for 24 hrs):

  • None

Damaging Winds (gusts of more than 100 km/hr expected):

  • None
Potential Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding Areas+
  • None

+Waves of 3 meters in height is expected in storm surge-prone areas, particularly in coastal areas on where the Tropical Cyclone is headedKindly visit the PAGASA Storm Surge Updates  for more details.

1-Day Forecast Outlook Summary**
  • SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Along the East Taiwan Sea as it weakens into a TD after traversing Southern Taiwan…about 138 km NE of Taitung, Taiwan [2AM Jun 05: 23.6°N 122.1°E @ 55 kph]Forecast Confidence: MEDIUM 

**Important Note: Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track have an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively… while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 km/hr per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.

Other Storm’s Meteorological Information
  • 24-hr. Rain Accumulation (across its circulation): 25 to 300 mm [Light to Heavy]
  • Minimum Central Pressure: 1002 millibars (hPa)
  • Size of Rain Circulation (in Diameter): Average (605 km)
  • Size of Wind Circulation (55-kph Wind Diameter): Small (275 km)
  • Area of Damaging Winds (100 kph or more wind gusts): None
Information based on data collected by Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data. Typhoon2000 (T2k) shall not be responsible for the private use and reliance of its weather information.

Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for Typhoon2000 (T2K)


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