Monday, August 13, 2012

Severe Weather Bulletin Number 3 - 11:00 a.m., Monday, 13 August 2012

Severe Weather Bulletin Number 3
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "HELEN"
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Monday, 13 August 2012 

Tropical Depression "HELEN" has intensified into a Tropical Storm and is now threatening Northern Luzon.  

Location of Center:   550 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
(as of 10:00 a.m.) 

Coordinates:     17.2°N, 128.0°E 

Strength:     Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and
                    Gustiness of up to 80 kph

Movement:      West Northwest at 13 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Tueday Morning - 330 km East Northeast of Tuguegarao City
Wednesday Morning - 80 km North Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan

Thursday Morning - 220 km West of Basco, Batanes

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal 

Signal No. 1  (45-60 kph winds)
  • Isabela
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Cagayan
  • Babuyan
  • Calayan Grp. of Islands
  • Batanes Grp. of Islands

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Tropical Storm "Helen" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Luzon and Visayas especially over the western section.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 35 mm per hour (heavy - torrential) within 400 km diameter of Tropical Storm.

Intermittent light to moderate rains (2.5 - 7.5 mm/hr) are now affecting Central and Southern Luzon becoming more frequent moderate to heavy rains (7.5 - 10.0 mm/hr) during the latter part of the day towards the evening over Camarines provinces, Quezon province, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas Mindoro, Bataan, Zambales and Metro Manila.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
PAGASA-DOST | August 13, 2012 | Article Link

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