Invest 93W
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

Current Tropical Cyclones:

There are no tropical cyclones


Northwest Pacific Ocean

>>> There’s an area of disturbed weather being referred to as Invest 93W, which is located approximately 135 NM east-northeast of Davao, Philippines.

Animated multi-spectral satellite imagery, including a Himawari satellite image, depict broad, disorganized low level turning with flaring convection.

Environmental analysis indicates generally good poleward outflow aloft with favorable upper-level divergence, low (5-10 knot) vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures.

Global models are in good agreement that 93W will track generally west-northwestward over the next 24-48 hours. Although the environment is favorable, the weak low-level structure and passage over land will likely limit development in the near-term.

Maximum sustained surface winds are estimated at 15 to 20 knots.

The potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours remains medium.