Severe Tropical Storm GONI update

GONI intensifies into a severe Tropical Storm while moving Westward, the DOST- tropical cyclone advisory said on Thursday.

As of 10:00 AM today The center of Severe Tropical Storm GONI was estimated based on all available data at 1,545 km East of Central Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)(16.6°N,136.6°E).

It has a maximum Sustained Winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 115 km/h. It is moving West at 10 km/h.

Severe Tropical Storm GONI will continue to move westward today, then generally southwestward tomorrow morning until Saturday

It is forecast to enter the eastern boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this afternoon or evening.

On the forecast track, GONI will begin to move generally westward by Saturday evening, then west-northwestward by Sunday as it moves towards Quezon – Aurora area.

It intensified into a severe at 8:00 AM today. It is forecast to reach typhoon category within 24 hours and will continue to intensify while moving over the Philippine Sea.

GONI has no direct effect yet over any parts of the country. However, as it moves towards eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, it may bring heavy rains over those areas starting this Friday or this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 may be raised over some provinces in Bicol Region and Northern by Friday evening.

Once inside the PAR, GONI will be given local name “ROLLY”.

Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao developed into Tropical Depression at 8:00 AM today. At 10:00 AM today, it was estimated based on all available data at 2,510 km East of Mindanao (6.2°N,148.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

It is moving west-northwestward at 15 km/h. This Tropical Depression is forecast to intensify into within 24 hours and may enter the PAR on Monday (02 November) or Tuesday (03 November).

GONI Forecast Position

Tomorrow morning 30 October 2020
1,140 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.3°N, 132.8°E)

Saturday morning 31 October 2020
845 km East of Infanta, Quezon (15.3°N, 129.5°E)

Sunday morning 01 November 2020
275 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte (14.3°N, 125.5°E)

Monday morning 02 November 2020
In the vicinity of Capas, Tarlac (15.3°N, 120.3°E)

Tuesday morning 03 November 2020
415 km West of Iba, Zambales (15.5°N, 116.1°E)