After being at a stationary position on Wednesday, Tropical Storm with the international name “SURIGAE” has intensified into a Severe Tropical Storm on Thursday. This is according to the latest Tropical Cyclone Advisory by PAGASA.
According to the report, as of 11 am, the Severe Tropical Storm’s estimated location is 1,095 km East of Mindanao, still outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It has maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h with a gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving westward at 10km/h.
SURIGAE intensified into a severe tropical storm at 8:00 AM today. It is forecast to reach typhoon category in the next 36 hours and may continuously intensify as it is seen to gradually accelerate while moving west-northwestward until Sunday, then will turn northward by Monday.
The severe tropical storm is forecast to enter PAR between tonight and tomorrow morning and will be named “BISING” once inside PAR.
The weather report states SURIGAE has no direct effect yet in any part of the country over the next three days. However, residents, as well as disaster risk reduction management offices, in Southern Luzon and Visayas are advised to continuously monitor updates for this cyclone due to the uncertainty in the track forecast of this storm.
A shift in the current forecast track to the westward direction may result in potentially significant impacts over the aforementioned areas over the weekend and onto Monday.
Tropical Cyclone Forecast Positions
16 April 2021
|885 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (09.6°N, 134.3°E)||Severe Tropical Storm|
17 April 2021
|600 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.9°N, 131.2°E)||Typhoon|
18 April 2021
|450 km East of Juban, Sorsogon (13.1°N, 128.1°E)||Typhoon|
19 April 2021
|470 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte (14.5°N, 127.3°E)||Typhoon|
20 April 2021
|650 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.4°N, 128.2°E)||Typhoon|