21 August 2017 - bulletin 501

Updated at 2120 GMT
Latest warnings for 13E and 15W
Disturbance update


EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
HURRICANE Kenneth / 13E
Warning 14 from NHC at 2100 GMT
Position 18.3N 131.6W
Location 1435 miles W of the southern tip of Baja California
Movement 305° (NW) at 9 knots
Maximum sustained winds 105 knots gusting to 130 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 105 miles of the centre
Winds of 64 knots or higher occur within 30 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Minimum central pressure 960 mbar
Next warning from NHC at 0300 GMT

Kenneth will move northwest. The system will weaken over the next couple of days.

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical storm Hato / 15W
Philippines designation Isang
Warning 08 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 20.3N 121.5E
Location 288 miles S of Taipei, Taiwan
Movement 275° (W) at 11 knots
Maximum sustained winds 45 knots gusting to 55 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 35 to 90 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses Taiwan, China
Maximum significant wave height 16 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Hato will continue to move westnorthwest and is passing between Luzon and Taiwan towards mainland China. The system will peak at 60 knots before final landfall

Philippines warnings
Public storm warning signal #2 is in force for Batanes Group of Islands
Public storm warning signal #1 is in force for Northern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE UPDATE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
Update from NHC at 0600 GMT
System Harvey / 09L
Position 17.0N 84.5W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is HIGH (70%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is HIGH (90%)

System 92L
Position 24.9N 76.0W
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 48 hours is LOW (20%)
Likelihood of tropical cyclone formation within 5 days is MEDIUM (40%)