The time of death of Typhoon ROKE is March 18, 2005, 00:00 UTC, according to the interim report of Japan Meteorological Agency. In this database, however, it is displayed as March 17, 2005, 21:00 UTC due to an error in downloading data. This error will not be corrected before the distribution of formal best track data in the next year, so the usage of this data requires careful treatment. Generally speaking, not only this case but all typhoon data of this year should not be considered as the finalized typhoon data.
Typhoon ROKE has passed across mid-Philippines islands such as Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Negros, and Panay, and reached the South China Sea. It is forecast to move toward Vietnam without further intensification.
Typhoon ROKE was born in east of Philippines. From the list of typhoons formed in March, this is the the first typhoon in these 12 years since 1993 to be formed in March.
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