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Tropical Depression 11W, # 2

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By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 14, 2018

5 p.m. Monday, July 16, Philippines time: Tropical Depression 11W remains on course to skim north of the Philippines' island of Luzon, then the northern tip of Hainan Island before making landfall south of Hanoi late Wednesday, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

At 1 p.m., 11W was 351 miles northeast of Manila, headed west-southwest at 14 mph, with 35-mph sustained winds and 46-mph gusts. JTWC projects 11W to peak at 52-mph sustained winds and 63-mph gusts early Wednesday morning.

11W is forecast to head west-northwest Monday evening, pass 267 miles north of the old Clark Air Base at midnight Monday, then 196 miles south of Hong Kong as evening falls on Tuesday.

It's then due to cross the northern edges of China's Hainan Island, then make landfall Wednesday evening, passing 70 miles south of Hanoi around midnight.

Tropical Storm Warning Signal 1 remains raised for the Batanes and Babuyan islands and the northern portions of Apayao, Cagayan and Ilocos Norte, according to the national weather authority PAGASA.


12:45 a.m. Monday, July 16, Philippines time: A new tropical depression has formed northeast of the Philippines’ northernmost main island of Luzon. It’s forecast by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to pass over the Batanes and Babuyan islands between Luzon and Taiwan, heading west over the northern tip of Hainan, then making landfall northeast of Hanoi.

At 8 p.m., 11W was 562 miles northeast of Manila, headed west-southwest at 16 mph with 29-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts. 11W is forecast by JTWC to pass 288 miles north of the old Clark Air Base at midnight Monday, peak at 58-mph sustained winds by mid-evening Wednesday, then come ashore early Friday evening, dying out as it passes 47 miles northeast of Hanoi at 8 p.m. Friday.

11W has been designated a tropical depression named Henry by the Philippines national weather authority PAGASA. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 has been issued for the Batanes and Babuyan island groups and the northern portions of Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

 

2:15 p.m. Saturday, July 14, Guam time: A tropical disturbance about 720 miles northwest of Guam is the subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert issued at noon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The disturbance is forecast to head west, between Taiwan and the Philippines, and well south of Okinawa, with gradual development over the next couple of days.

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