Tropical disturbance expected to bring showers across Marianas


A tropical disturbance located south-southeast of Saipan is expected to bring showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds to build across the Marianas tomorrow, Wednesday, and continue through Thursday.

National Weather Service Guam meteorologist Marcus Landon Aydlett said at this time they expect the strongest winds to be around 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35mph in heavier showers.

Aydlett said rainfall amounts between 3 and 5 inches.

“Worst conditions will likely be [in] Guam and Rota, with slightly less wind and rain on Tinian and Saipan,” the meteorologist said in a weather alert.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres advised CNMI residents to stay informed on the latest statements and advisories which will be available through local media sources about the tropical disturbance.

As of 1pm yesterday, NWS said the center of the tropical disturbance was 300 miles southeast of Guam, 315 miles southeast of Rota, and 355 miles south-southeast of Saipan and Tinian.

NWS said the disturbance remains nearly stationary.

NWS said there remains considerable uncertainty on track and timing of passage of this disturbance.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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