TROPICAL STORM SURIGAE STORMWATCH NO. 02

Issued at: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT) Thursday, 15 April 2021
Current Status and Outlook

The Tropical Depression over Western Micronesia has been upgraded into a Tropical Storm (TS) with international name “SURIGAE”, a North Korean word for a kind of eagle.  This storm is currently moving slowly  during the past 6 hours and is likely to intensify further into a Severe Tropical Storm (STS) by Thursday afternoon.

TS SURIGAE is forecast to become a Typhoon (TY) and enter the southeastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday morning, April 16. 

Where is  SURIGAE? As of 5:00 PM PhT today, April 14…0900 GMT:

  • Location of Center: Over Western Micronesia (near 8.6°N 137.0°E)
  • Distance 1: 164 km southwest of Colonia, Yap (FSM)
  • Distance 2: 220 km east of PAR
  • Distance 3: 1,167 km east of Surigao Del Sur, Mindanao (PH)
How strong is it? Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min avg): 75 kph near the center…Gustiness: 95 kph.
Past Movement (06 hrs) Northwest Slowly, towards Western Micronesia.
Forecast Highlights
  • TS SURIGAE is forecast to move across the Philippine Sea this weekend, becoming a Category 3 & 4 Typhoon on Sunday afternoon (Apr 18) through Monday afternoon (Apr 19) while it is about 200-300 km to the east of Bicol Region. Please take note that the 4 to 5-day forecast remains uncertain with 30-55% chance (Low to Medium Probability). Kindly refer to our attached StormWatch Track for the forecast wind speeds of this cyclone.
  • Once this storm enters PAR, it will be named domestically by PAGASA as “BISING.”
  • 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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