Tropical Cyclone 'Kiko' Tracker

Published September 12, 2021, 5:36 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

(PAGASA)

1:10 p.m., Sept. 12

Typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) has left the Philippine area of responsibility.

PAGASA said that the tropical cyclone wind signals associated with this cyclone have been lifted.

11 a.m., Sept. 12

PAGASA has lowered the tropical cyclone wind signal in Batanes to Signal No. 1 as typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) continues to move away from the country.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin issued on Sunday, Sept. 12, PAGASA said the center of the eye of the typhoon was located 395 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph while moving north-northeastward at 20 kph.

5 a.m., Sept. 12

PAGASA located the center of the eye of typhoon Kiko at 245 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes at around 4 a.m.

It has slightly weakened but still has maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph while moving northward at 15 kph.

Itbayat, Batanes remains under tropical cyclone wind signal number 2, while Babuyan Island, Calayan Island, Panuitan Island, and the rest of Batanes remain under Signal No. 1.

Kiko is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday afternoon or evening.

11 p.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon Kiko has moved further away from the Philippines and is now over the sea east of Taiwan.

As of 10 p.m., the center of the eye of the typhoon was located 145 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes.

Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph while moving north-northeast at 15 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 2 remains hoisted over Batanes, while Signal No. 1 remains raised over Babuyan Islands.

8 p.m., Sept. 11

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 4 has been lifted as typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) has started to move north-northeast over the Bashi Channel towards Taiwan.

As of 7 p.m., the center of the eye of the typhoon was located 100 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph.

Signal No. 3 remains hoisted over Batanes, Signal No. 2 in the northeastern portion of Babuyan Islands, and Signal No. 1 over the rest of Babuyan Islands.

5 p.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon “Kiko” has further weakened while it continues to move over the coastal waters of Itbayat, Batanes.

PAGASA said Kiko has maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph while moving north-northwest at 15 kph.

The outer circulation of the typhoon is still expected to continue to bring stormy weather over parts of northern Luzon in the next 24 hours.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 4 remains hoisted over the northern portion of Batanes and Signal number 3 over the rest of Batanes.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 2 was still in effect in the northeastern portion of Babuyan Islands and Signal No. 1 over the rest of Babuyan Islands.

2 p.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon “Kiko” has further weakened while crossing the coastal waters of Itbayat, Batanes.

PAGASA said Kiko has maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph while moving north-northwest at 15 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 4 remains hoisted over the northern portion of Batanes and Signal No. 3 in the rest of Batanes.

11 a.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon “Kiko” has slightly weakened after its landfall over Ivana, Batanes at around 8:30 a.m.

PAGASA said Kiko now has maximum sustained winds of 205 kph and gustiness of up to 250 kph, from 215 kph maximum sustained winds and gustiness of up to 265 kph before its landfall.

As of 10 a.m., Kiko was over the coastal waters of Itbayat, Batanes, and was moving north-northwest at 15 kph.

PAGASA said the typhoon may pass “very close” to Itbayat, Batanes in the next three hours.

8:30 a.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon Kiko makes landfall over Ivana, Batanes.

5 a.m., Sept. 11

Typhoon Kiko has passed to the east of Babuyan Island and is now heading towards Batanes.

As of 4 a.m., the center of the eye of the typhoon was located 75 kilometers south of Basco, Batanes.

PAGASA said it may pass close or make landfall in Batanes in the next 12 hours.

Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 265 kph while moving north-northwest at 15 kph.

2 a.m., Sept. 11

The center of the eye of typhoon Kiko was over the coastal waters of Babuyan Island, Calayan, Cagayan.

The typhoon has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 265 kph while moving northwest at 20 kph.

11 p.m., Sept. 10

PAGASA said typhoon Kiko was packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 265 kph while moving northwest towards Babuyan Islands.

“Further intensification into super typhoon is not ruled out. In such a scenario, TCWS #5 (tropical cyclone wind signal number 5) may be hoisted over some municipalities of Batanes and Babuyan Islands,” PAGASA pointed out.

As of Friday evening, tropical cyclone wind signal number 4 has been hoisted over Batanes and northeastern portion of Babuyan Islands.

8 p.m., Sept. 10

Typhoon Kiko has maintained its strength but is “near the super typhoon category threshold.”

“The likelihood that this typhoon will reach super typhoon category is not ruled out,” PAGASA pointed out.

A tropical cyclone is classified as a super typhoon once its maximum wind speed exceeds 220 kph.

In the latest bulletin, Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 265 kph while moving north-northwest at 15 kph.

The center of the eye of the typhoon was located 190 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, or 175 km east-southeast of Calayan, Cagayan at around 7 p.m.

5 p.m., Sept. 10

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 4 has been raised over the northern portion of Babuyan Islands as typhoon Kiko poses danger to the extreme area of northern Luzon.

Kiko has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 265 kph while moving northwest at 15 kph.

“Further intensification into [a] super typhoon is not ruled out. Thus, TCWS #5 [tropical cyclone wind signal number 5] may be the highest wind signal that will be hoisted for this typhoon,” PAGASA pointed out.

As of 4 p.m., the center of the eye of typhoon Kiko was located 190 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.

2 p.m., Sept. 10

As of 1 p.m., the center of the eye of typhoon Kiko was located 190 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph while moving northwest at 20 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 3 has been hoisted over the extreme northeastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga), eastern portion of Babuyan Islands (Babuyan Is., Didicas Is., Camiguin Is., Pamuktan Is., Calayan Is., Panulitan Is.), and southern portion of Batanes (Basco, Mahatao, Uyugan, Ivana, Sabtang).

11 a.m., Sept. 10

Typhoon “Kiko” has slightly intensified while moving towards the extreme portion of northern Luzon.

It is now packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph while moving west-northwest at 20 kph.

PAGASA estimated the center of the eye of the typhoon at 220 km northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, or 220 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

It said that Kiko will be closest to the northeastern portion of Cagayan between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Friday.

8 a.m., Sept. 10

Typhoon Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph while nearing the extreme northern Luzon areas.

PAGASA estimated the location of the center of the typhoon at 235 kilometers east-northeast of Casiguran, Aurora at around 7 a.m.

More areas in Cagayan province were also placed under Signal No. 3 due to the approaching typhoon.

5 a.m., Sept. 10

PAGASA raised tropical cyclone wind signal number 3 over Sta. Ana, Cagayan as typhoon Kiko moved closer to northern Luzon.

At around 4 a.m., the center of typhoon Kiko was estimated at 280 kilometers east-northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.

It has slightly weakened with maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph while moving west-northwest at 20 kph.

2 a.m., Sept. 10

PAGASA located the center of the eye of typhoon Kiko at 320 km east of Casiguran, Aurora.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph while moving west-northwest at 25 kph towards extreme northern Luzon.

11 p.m., Sept. 9

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 2 has been raised over parts of Cagayan and Babuyan Islands as typhoon “Kiko” further moves closer towards Extreme Northern Luzon.

State weather agency PAGASA estimated the center of Kiko at 435 kilometers (km) East of Baler, Aurora or 370 km East of Casiguran, Aurora as of 10 p.m.

It maintained its strength packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph, while moving west northwestward at 20 kph.

5 p.m., Sept. 9

State weather bureau PAGASA has not yet ruled out the possibility of typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) making landfall over the northern tip of Luzon.

PAGASA estimated the center of Kiko at 550 kilometers (km) East of Baler, Aurora as of 4 p.m.

It had a maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph, while moving west northwestward at 20 kph.

11 a.m., Sept. 9

State weather bureau PAGASA estimated the center of typhoon Kiko at 670 kilometers (km) East of Baler, Aurora as of 10 a.m.

The typhoon further intensified reaching a maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph, while moving westward at 20 kph.

Signal number 1 has been raised over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, the northeastern portion of Apayao (Luna, Pudtol, Flora, Santa Marcela), and the northeastern portion of Isabela (Santa Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan).

5 a.m., Sept. 9

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 has been raised in some Luzon areas on Thursday, Sept. 9, as typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) approaches Northern Luzon.

PAGASA estimated the center of Kiko at 785 kilometers km east of Baler, Aurora at 4 a.m.

It packed a maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph, while moving westward at 20 kph.

11 p.m., Sept. 8

The center of the eye of typhoon Kiko was over the Philippine Sea or about 985 kilometers (km) east of Central Luzon.

In the next 12 hours, Kiko may move generally westward before turning west-northwestward until Friday morning and northwestward for the remainder of Friday through Saturday, Sept. 11, PAGASA said.

Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph while moving west at 20 kph.

PAGASA said the typhoon may further intensify in the next 12 hours until it reaches its peak intensity between 185 kph and 205 kph by Friday evening while crossing the Babuyan archipelago.

5 p.m., Sept. 8

Typhoon “Kiko” has further intensified as it moved towards west-southwestward over the Philippine Sea.

The center of the eye of Kiko was located at 1,020 km East of Central Luzon at around 10 a.m., according to PAGASA.

“Current track and intensity forecast shows that there is a moderate to high likelihood that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) will be hoisted for several provinces in Northern Luzon, with higher wind signal levels possible over Extreme Northern Luzon,” the agency said.

It added that in the next 24 hours, Kiko is less likely to cause sea conditions over the country’s coastal waters that may pose threat to safety of lives at sea, especially for those using small sea vessels.

11 a.m., Sept. 8

Typhoon Kiko slightly intensifies as it moves west-southwestward over the Philippine Sea.

PAGASA said it was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 190 kph while moving west-southwestward at 20 kph.

The center of the eye of the typhoon was estimated at 1,120 km east of Central Luzon.

It is expected to continuously intensify until Saturday, when it is likely to reach its peak intensity of 185 to 205 kph while moving over Northern Luzon.

5 a.m., Sept. 8

The center of the eye of Typhoon “Kiko” was estimated at 1,175 km east of Central Luzon.

It is also forecast to move “westward or west-northwestward until Friday towards Luzon Strait and the vicinity of Extreme Northern Luzon,” PAGASA said.

“Afterwards, the typhoon will turn northwestward and pass near the southern coast of Taiwan on Saturday before making landfall in the vicinity of southeastern China on Sunday evening or Monday morning,” it added.

11 p.m., Sept. 7

Tropical cyclone “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) has intensified into a typhoon, just hours after entering the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

PAGASA said Kiko was packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph while moving west-northwest at 20 kph.

The center of the eye of the typhoon was estimated at 1,300 kilometers (km) east of Central Luzon at around 10 p.m.

5:30 p.m., Sept. 7

A severe tropical storm with an international name “Chanthu” has entered the Philippine area of responsibiity or PAR.

PAGASA has given Chanthu the local name “Kiko” as the 11th tropical cyclone for 2021.

 
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