TD Choi-Wan makes a sixth landfall in the Philippines
TD Choi-Wan entered the Philippine area of responsibility(PAR) on May 30, becoming the country’s fourth tropical cyclone this season. It quickly intensified into a Tropical Storm within 12 hours and continued to track northwest, where it made its first landfall over Sulat, Eastern Samar at 8:30 PM (local time) on June 1.
It turned into a tropical depression and continued tracking northwest and made 5 more landfalls across the country as of Wednesday morning, June 2 – second landfall over Cataingan, Masbate at 1 a.m(local time), third landfall over Balud, Masbate at 3:30 am(local time), Fourth landfall over Romblon at 8 am(local time), fifth landfall over San Agustin, Romblon at 8:50 am(local time). Choi- Wan made its 6th landfall over Pola, Oriental Mindoro at 2 p.m. and is now headed towards the southwest areas in Batangas.
Tropical depression Choi-Wan has caused a major damage to agricultural lands leaving 3 people dead.
Choi-Wan is forecast to strengthen further as it moves along the eastern Philippines through June 4. Choi-Wan is forecast to bring heavy rainfall, potentially damaging winds, landslides and rough seas to coastal areas of the eastern Philippines over the coming days.
Follow the quick links to assess the impact in EigenPrism:
- Choi-wan 5-day Forecast Max Winds – as of 2021-05-31
- Depression Choi-wan Forecast Wind Swath – Advisory 16 as of 2021-06-02
- Landslide Potential as of 2021-06-02
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