Choi-wan weakens into Tropical Depression
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Update: 4th of June, 9:30 p.m. UTC
Choi-wan (Dante) has become a Tropical Depression, tracking at 10 knots (18,5 km/h) towards the northeast in the past six hours. Currently located 267 NM south-southwest of Taipei, Taiwan (21.0N 119.6E).
Maximum sustained winds are 30 kt (55,5 km/h)
Choi-wan will continue moving to the northeast and interact slightly with the southern portion of the Chungyang mountain range in Taiwan. The system should then start to dissipate as it interacts with the Mei-yu frontal boundary approaching from the west and fully dissipate within the next 36 hours or sooner.
Update: 3rd of June, 1:00 p.m. UTC
Choi-wan (Dante), currently located 230 NM northwest of Manila, 17.5N 118.4E, Philippines, has tracked toward northwestward, is moving near 15 knots (28 km/h).
The Tropical Storm is tracking along the western periphery of the subtropical ridge to the east-northeast. It is forecasted that it will continue to move towards the north and then turn northeastward.
Intensity should decrease from 35 kt (65 km/) to 30 kt (55.5 km/) due to northeastern flow, land interaction from the rugged terrain of Taiwan, and a secondary str anchored over southeastern China within the next 36 hours.
The system should remain at 30 knots as it passes north of Kadena Air Base as continues northeastward.
Update: 2nd of June, 9:30 a.m. UTC
Tropical Depression (TD) Choi-Wan (known in the Philippines as Dante) made landfall over Sulat, Eastern Samar.
The system has tracked northwestward over the last 6 hours at 10 knots (19 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 30 knots (55.5 km/h).
Choi-Wan is forecasted to continue tracking northwestward, skirting the southern coast of Luzon to the south of Manila, and then reemerge into the South China Sea to the west of Subic Bay.
Update: 1st of June, 9:30 a.m. UTC
TS Choi-wan, currently located east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, has tracked towards the north-northwest near 12 knots (22 km/h).
The intensity has lowered to 35 knots (65 km/h).
It is forecasted that the system will continue moving north-northwestward, skirting the easter portions of Samar and southeastern Luzon before moving over north-central Luzon in the next 48 hours.
There will be little to no intensification before the system makes landfall along the southeast coast of northern Luzon.
After landfall, Choi-wan should start to slowly weaken as it moves over northern Luzon. After that, Choi-wan will emerge into the Luzon strain, accelerating northeastward.
Update: 31st of May, 2:00 p.m. UTC
The third named cyclone of 2021 Pacific typhoon, Tropical Storm Choi-wan, has tracked northwestward at 11 knots over the past six hours. It is currently located near 9.4N 129.1E.
Maximum sustained winds are near 95 km/h (50 knots).
The system will continue its movement toward the northwest over the Philippine sea. It is forecasted that Choi-wan will steadily intensify.
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