Tropical Storm Songda is now Tropical Chedeng as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration has been tracking Chedeng.
The storm as of 1 o’clock in the afternoon 23 May 2011, is 775 kilometers East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Chedeng is currently moving with 95 kilometers per hour wind, with gustiness reaching 120 kilometers per hour. It is traveling towards the Philippines at 15 kilometers per hour. @dost_pagasa issued severe weather bulletin no. 2 for Tropical Storm Chedeng at 11AM Monday 23 May 2011.
At 2AM 23 May 2011, Weather Underground on the other hand determined that Chedeng has 102 kilometer per hour winds with gustiness of up to 130 kilometers, moving in a West North West direction at 17 kilometers per hour.
The weather bureau projects that it would be 620 kilometers East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar on Tuesday 24 May 2011, and by Wednesday morning to be East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Weather Underground storm track is predicting that Chedeng could strengthen to a Category 3 storm by Wednesday 25 May 2011. The site projects that on 25 May 2011, as a probably Category 3 story, it could be packing 194 kilometer per hour winds, with gustiness of up to 241 kilometers per hour. Computer modeling from Weather Underground is projecting that Chedeng could become a Category 4 storm by Friday 27 May 2011, heading towards Taiwan and veering to its right to head to Japan.
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