Issued at: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Friday, 20 August 2021
Next update: 1:00 PM PhT (05:00 GMT) Saturday, 21 August 2021
Current Status and Outlook

Tropical Depression 16W is now moving across the North Philippine Sea, far away from land. This system has regenerated back to a Tropical Cyclone after weakening into a Tropical Disturbance (LPA) some 2 to 3 days ago. The Philippine Weather Bureau, PAGASA has named it as “ISANG”, the 9th Tropical Cyclone of 2021.

This TD is forecast to intensify into a Tropical Storm (TS) within the next 24 hours and shall continue moving northwest across the North Philippine Sea. It is likely to exit the northern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning (Aug 22).

Where is ISANG? As of 11:00 AM PhT today, August 20…0300 GMT:

  • Location of Center: Over the southern portion of the North Philippine Sea (near 19.2°N 130.5°E)
  • Distance 1: 901 km east of Basco, Batanes
  • Distance 2: 883 km east of Santa Ana, Cagayan
  • Distance 3: 818 km south-southeast of Okinawa, Japan
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 55 kph near the center…Gustiness: 75 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) West-Northwest @ 21 kph, towards the Southern Islands of Japan.
Forecast Highlights
  • Since this TD is far away from the Philippine Landmass, no direct effect is expected from this system.
  • TD ISANG is forecast to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday morning, August 22, and could become an 85-km/hr TS.
  • This StormWatch is valid for the next 24 hours.
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 T2K





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