By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Current Tropical Cyclones:
There are no tropical cyclones at the time of this writing
Northwest Pacific Ocean
>>> There’s an area of disturbed weather, being referred to as Invest 97W…which is located approximately 393 NM southeast of Legazpi, Philippines.
Enhanced infrared satellite imagery depicts a poorly organized, broad monsoon depression like system with 15-20 knot winds and centrally located convection aloft.
Environmental analysis reveals marginally favorable conditions for development with robust outflow and strong divergence aloft, low to moderate (15-20 knot) vertical wind shear, and warm sea water temperatures.
Global models generally agree on the slow development of a monsoon depression that remains quasi-stationary over the next 24-48 hours.
Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots.
The potential for the development remains low.