Tropical Depression Forms East of Guam

Tropical Depression Forms East of Guam

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office Guam announced the formation of a tropical depression, 23W, located about 710 miles east of Guam.  There are no watches or warnings issued at this time.  However, NWS and GHS/OCD will continue to monitor the progress of TD 23W. 
7:00am ChST, TD 23W center was located at Latitude13.4 degrees North and Longitude 155.3 degrees east moving west at 21 mph.  It is expected to turn northwest and slow down its forward speed later today.  Maximum sustained winds are 30 mph.
Guam can expect heavy rains at times throughout the weekend and flooding in low lying areas possible from Sunday evening through Monday.  We caution residents and visitors to protect themselves against any flooding, should flood watches or warning be issued.
Winds will be gusty and seas hazardous for small craft vessels near TD 23W.
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The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to practice caution if traveling in the rainy conditions.

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Acting Public Information Officer, Dee Cruz at (671) 478-0291 or via email at


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