NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP Sees Tropical Depression Haikui Form

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Philippines and saw the thirtieth tropical cyclone of the northwestern Pacific Ocean typhoon season form.

On Nov. 9 at 0454 UTC (Nov. 8 at 11:54 p.m. EST) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression Haikui over the Philippines. Credits: NASA/NOAA/NRL

On Nov. 9 at 0454 UTC (Nov. 8 at 11:54 p.m. EST) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression Haikui over the central Philippines. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite showed the center of the storm over the Philippine Sea and the western quadrant of the storm stretched over the central Philippines. Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery showed a consolidating low-level circulation center with bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the center.

At 10 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) Tropical Depression Haikui was located near 14.1 degrees north latitude and 120.7 degrees east longitude. That places the center of circulation about 51 nautical miles south-southeast of Manila. Haiki has tracked west-northwestward at 14 knots (16 mph/26 kph). Maximum sustained winds were near 35 knots (34.5 mph/55.5 kph).

Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center expect Haikui to move northwest, cross the Philippines and track northwest through the South China Sea. A second landfall is expected over China’s Hainan Island on Nov. 14 followed by a third and final landfall in the mainland of southern China.

Source: NASA

Flood Summary

Last updated: November 14, 2017
Event
Tropical Cyclone Haikui, Philippines, November 2017
Date
November 9, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall
Tropical Cyclone Haikui (known in the Philippines as Salome) passed over Luzon on 09 November as a tropical depression. It continued to move northwestward and left Philippine Area of Responsibility on 11 November.

Locations

A - Dipaculao (Philippines)
B - Aurora (Philippines)
C - Camarines Sur (Philippines)

Magnitude

Rainfall level
67 mm in 24 hours
Casiguran, Aurora, Central Luzon, Philippines - November 10 to November 11, 2017
Rainfall level
150 mm in 24 hours
Casiguran, Aurora, Central Luzon, Philippines - November 9 to November 10, 2017
Rainfall level
298.4 mm in 24 hours
Baler, Aurora, Central Luzon, Philippines - November 9 to November 10, 2017

Damages

Buildings destroyed
15 buildings
Dipaculao, Philippines - November 9 to November 13, 2017
Evacuated
794 people
Philippines - November 9 to November 13, 2017

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