Tropical Depression Forecast to Enter PAR on Friday or Saturday
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released a Tropical Cyclone Advisory today, April 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM.
According to the report, the Tropical Depression is currently located 1,475 km East of Mindanao outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with a maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and a gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is moving in a West-Northwest direction with a speed of 20 km/h.
The Tropical Depression is forecast to move northward or northwestward until tomorrow before slowing down to almost stationary status on the same day. Afterward, the TD is forecast to accelerate west-northwestward and enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday or Saturday. This tropical cyclone is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm in the next 24 hours and will be named “BISING” once it enters the PAR.
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Forecast Positions and Intensities
14 April 2021
|1,395 km East of Mindanao (Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur) (outside PAR) (08.5°N, 139.0°E)||Tropical Storm|
15 April 2021
|1,460 km East of Mindanao (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte) (outside PAR) (09.6°N, 138.8°E)||Tropical Storm|
16 April 2021
|1,175 km East of Mindanao (Surigao City, Surigao del Norte) (outside PAR) (10.4°N, 136.2°E)||Severe Tropical Storm|
17 April 2021
|925 km East of Visayas (11.6°N, 134.2°E)||Typhoon|
18 April 2021
|820 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.9°N, 132.2°E)||Typhoon|
PAGASA states in the report that over the next five days, this tropical cyclone is unlikely to affect any portion of the country.