Invest 97W moves closer to us; Tropical Depression Perla heads to northern RP


Invest 97W, southeast of the Marshall Islands

By Barbara Brown

news@kanditnews.com


(Tumon, Guam) Weather system Invest 97W moved 375 miles closer to Guam as of 6 a.m. today. It now is located at 6.5º N and 174.1º E, or 2,091 miles east-northeast of Guam. The area of low pressure is moving west-northwestward and is located southeast of the Marshall Islands. We will continue monitoring this storm for the region.



Satellite imagery of Tropical Depression Perla, Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Tropical Depression Perla still is a weak storm, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, with maximum sustained winds of 25 kts. It is tracking toward northern Luzon in the Philippines and is expected for now to make landfall there around 4 a.m. (PHT) October 20. The storm is moving slowly over the Philippine Sea between Guam and the Philippines.

7-day weather forecast for the major islands of Micronesia

Information courtesy of the National Weather Service as of 9:31 a.m. (ChST)


Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan

REST OF TODAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms Tinian and Saipan. Light and variable winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon. Highs around 89.

TONIGHT...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Lows around 78.

FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Highs around 89.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Lows around 78. Highs around 88.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. Highs in the upper 80s.



Palau

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms.

TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon.

SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...East wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.



Yap

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy late evening. Isolated showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Northeast wind 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Chuuk

TODAY...Southwest wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...Southwest wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms until midnight.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

SATURDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 feet. Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy by evening. Isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms by late evening.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...East to southeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.



Pohnpei

TODAY...Variable wind 5 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...Variable wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 kt becoming southeast Saturday. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...East to southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Kosrae

TODAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Partly sunny with isolated showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...Northwest to north wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers becoming scattered near midnight. Isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 15 kt becoming southeast in the evening. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy near noon. Isolated showers. A slight chance of morning thunderstorms.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Northeast to east wind 5 to 10 kt. Combined seas 2 to 3 ft. Partly cloudy with isolated showers.



Majuro

TODAY...Northeast wind 5 to 15 kt. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT...East wind 5 to 15 kt becoming southeast late. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Isolated thunderstorms until midnight.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...Southeast wind 5 to 15 kt becoming east Saturday. Combined seas 4 to 5 ft. Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Northeast wind 5 to 10 kt becoming east Monday. Combined seas 3 to 4 ft. Mostly cloudy with isolated showers.

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