At 8pm today – 27 May, it shall be 190 km East of Basco, Batanes with wind gusts dropping to 270 kph.
On 28 May at 8am, CHEDENG is forecast to be 425 km NE of Basco, Batanes. Wind gusts drops further to 240 kph.
3-Day SUPER TYPHOON CHEDENG(Songda) Forecast Positions
AREAS HAVING PUBLIC STORM SIGNAL WARNINGSTORM SIGNAL # 2:
Babuyan Group of Islands
STORM SIGNAL # 1:
CHEDENG has been accelerating in the past hours moving Northward further into the Northern Philippine Sea or just east of the Batanes Group of Islands. No further intensification is expected and CHEDENG shall accelerate further today while hurling hundreds of kilometers away from the shorelines of Cagayan/Isabela and the Batanes Group of Islands. Stormy weather today in these areas including the Ilocos Provinces. Very strong far-fetched waves are expected to hit the abovementioned shorelines becoming apparent over the Luzon Ridge. Expect rains in Luzon (becoming very stormy in the North), Visayas and Mindanao that could trigger flashfloods. Strong to gale force winds (55 kph or higher) are expected becoming stronger in extreme Northern Luzon beginning 27 May. CHEDENG shall further lose strength today. A turn to the northeast in the later part of the extended forecast is expected. FORECAST ANALYSIS AND EFFECTS:
FORECAST ANALYSIS AND EFFECTS:
The eye wall replacement cycle combined with cooler sea surface temperature and increased vertical wind shear shall weaken the system rapidly as it tracks out of the PAR and into Okinawa, Japan. CHEDENG shall be out of the country by 28 May. Extra tropical transition is also expected by 30 May. It is expected to recurve to the northeast missing Taiwan as an extra tropical storm system.
Chedeng shall be in the vicinity of Okinawa sometime during the night of 28 May and shall move northeast towards the Ryukyu Islands at midnight or early morning of 29 May. Expect stormy weather in these areas over the weekend.
Expect rough to very rough sea conditions along these areas. FISHING BOATS AND OTHER SMALL SEACRAFTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO VENTURE OUT INTO THE SEA WHILE LARGER SEA VESSELS ARE ALERTED AGAINST BIG WAVES.
In the Bicol region, the rest of Visayas and Mindanao, improving weather condition is expected as Super Typhoon CHEDENG continues to move away.
Forecast models are still in excellent agreement with a NO LANDFALL Scenario in the Philippines for Typhoon SONGDA/CHEDENG. However, different results in the extended forecasts (30 May and 31 May) were generated with some models bringing CHEDENG over Japan while the other models favoring an open water scenario just South of Japan. CHEDENG shall continue to accelerate later in the forecast between 27 to 31 May and eventually lose its strength.
CHEDENG(Songda) is a strong and dangerous storm. If this hits land, it would be a deadly catastrophe. The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and precautionary measures.
TRACKING MAP OF SUPER TYPHOON CHEDENG(Songda)
SATELLITE IMAGE as of 27 May @ 11am