I. Situation Overview
A. Chronology of Typhoon Dante (KUJIRA)
April 29, 2009
5 AM- two low pressure areas (LPAs) were monitored at 80 km northeast of Catanduanes and 480 km west of Mindoro.
5 PM - two LPAs were located at 140 km east of Albay and 280 km northwest of Mindoro.
April 30, 2009
11 AM -TD "CRISING" developed from LPA west of Mindoro while the other LPA was located in the vicinity of Albay.
May 1, 2009
5 PM - the LPA near Albay developed to TD "DANTE" and PSWS 1 was raised over Southern Quezon, Camarines Provinces, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate including Burias Island and Northern Samar.
May 2, 2009
5 AM -'CRISING" downgraded to LPA with final bulletin issued and TD "DANTE" was located at 20 km east of Catanduanes which remained almost stationary in Bicol.
May 3, 2009
5 AM - "DANTE" intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) and intensified further to Severe Tropical Storm (STS)
11 AM It was located over Catanduanes.
5 PM - it started to move away from Bicol.
May 4, 2009
10 AM -"DANTE" continued to move away from the country with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph.
10 PM - It accelerated as it continued to intensify further while moving away from the country with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph.
May 5, 2009
10 AM - "DANTE" continued to move away from the country and was located at 1,050 kms east of Tuguegarao, Cagayan (17.9ºN,132.9ºE) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.
10:00 PM- "DANTE" intensified into a typhoon as it continued to move farther away from the country with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.