Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Friday, 04 June 2021
Next update: 7:00 AM PhT (23:00 GMT) Saturday, 05 June 2021
Current Status & Outlook DANTE (CHOI-WAN) has weakened into a Tropical Depression (TD) after re-entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)…now fast approaching the Southern Tip of Taiwan.

Its rainbands together with its trough (extension) will affect the Batanes & Babuyan Group of Islands and the northern coastal waters of Ilocos Norte, where scattered rain showers with Severe thunderstorms & gusty winds will be expected across these areas tonight.

24-hr Outlook: TD DANTE is expected to accelerate rapidly northeastward at a forward speed of 41 kph, and exit the northern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow morning. TD DANTE will weaken gradually and be absorbed into the frontal boundary located along the Ryukyus by  tomorrow afternoon.

Where is DANTE (CHOI-WAN)? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, June 04…0900 GMT:

  • Location of Center/Eye: Along northern part of the Bashi Channel or over the Southern Coastal Waters of Taiwan (21.3°N 120.4°E)
  • Distance 1: 148 km south of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Distance 2: 160 km west-northwest of Itbayat, Batanes
  • Distance 3: 191 km west-northwest of Basco, Batanes
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 55 kph near the center…Gustiness: 75 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) East-Northeast @ 24 kph, towards Southern Taiwan-Okinawa Area
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 AFTERNOON: Moving rapidly just to the west of Okinawa (outside of PAR), being absorbed into the Frontal Boundary…about 490 km ENE of Taipei, Taiwan [2PM Jun 05: 27.1°N 125.9°E @ 45 kph]Forecast Confidence: HIGH 

**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 200 mm [Light to Heavy]
  • Minimum Central Pressure: 1002 millibars (hPa)
  • Size of Rain Circulation (in Diameter): Average (645 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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