CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES
Tropical Cyclone 22W (Goni)…is located approximately 147 NM west of Manila, Philippines
Tropical Cyclone 23W (Astani)…is located approximately 439 NM east-northeast of Manila, Philippines
A trough of low pressure located several hundred miles southwest of the coast of southern Mexico is producing a broad area of showers and thunderstorms.
Environmental conditions appear favorable for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form by the middle of the week as the system moves west-northwestward over the eastern Pacific.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…40 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent
Here’s a link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Western North Pacific
Tropical Cyclone 22W (Goni)
Here’s what the computer models showing
According to the JTWC, upper air analysis reveals a marginal environment, with moderate low 20-25 knot wind shear, and partially offset by good radial outflow.
TS 22W will continue on its current track, re-consolidate, then track more westward. The marginal upper level dynamics combined with frictional effects from the islands will continue to weaken TS Goni to 50 knots by 24 hours.
Tropical Cyclone 23W (Astani)
Here’s what the computer models show
According to the JTWC, the environment is overall unfavorable, with moderate 20-25 knot wind shear and weak outflow aloft, offset slightly by warm sea surface temperatures.
TD 23W will continue on its current track in the Philippine Sea, although remain in a nearly stationary state up to 72 hours. The environment is forecast to improve as wind shear weakens and poleward outflow increases, fueling a steady intensification to 65 knots by 72 hours.
In the extended forecast, the system will move westward. Environmental conditions are forecast to improve, with decreased wind shear and the addition of an equatorward outflow channel. These conditions, coupled with continued warm sea surface temperatures, will allow for further intensification to 80 knots…as it approaches the Luzon Strait.
Afterwards, increasing wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures in the Luzon Strait and into the South China Sea will gradually weaken the system down to 70 knots by 120 hours.
North Indian Ocean
South Indian Ocean
Here’s a link to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
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