New tropical depression forming over Caroline Islands in Central Pacific

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According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Depression 05W is located approximately 220 nm south og Guam (near 9.7 N and 144.5 E) and is moving westward at speed of 12 knots (22 km/h) with maximum significant wave height of 3 meters (10 feet). After it passes Yap in a couple of days, is expected to turn west-northward. At 15:00 UTC on June 11, Tropical Depression 05W (TD05W) had maximum sustained winds near 25 knots (46 km/h).

According to PAGASA, Tropical Depression (TD) is forming over the Caroline Islands approximately 2,200 kilometers east of Mindanao. This weather system is expected to intensify further and will enter the eastern boarder of PAR on late Wednesday or morning of Thursday east of Bicol region of Philippines. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is expected to affect Western Luzon including National Capitol Region (NCR) and the Western Visayas and the whole of Mindanao. Sea vessels en route to the area are advised to be caution against big waves generated by moderate to strong southwesterly winds.

Sources: JTWC, PAGASA, NASA/NLR

Featuerd image credit: MTSAT2; NOAA/SSD

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