Tropical Depression Forms Northeast of Pohnpei

Tropical Depression Forms Northeast of Pohnpei

The National Weather Service (NWS), Guam Weather Forecast Office monitor what has become Tropical Depression 26W.


As of 1 a.m., the tropical depression was centered near 14.2 degrees north latitude and 164.1 degrees east longitude, about 640 miles northeast of Pohnpei and 1295 miles east of Guam. It is moving west at 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph.


On its current track, 26W is expected to make a gradual turn to the west-northwest and could pass near or just northeast of the far northern islands of the CNMI late Thursday and Friday.


Although 26W poses no direct threat to Guam at this time, the Offices of Guam Homeland and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to stay up to date with the latest information for any changes in the system’s track or additional advisories.


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For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at




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