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Severe Weather Bulletin Number 13 - 11:00 p.m., 15 August 2012

Weather Bulletin Number 13
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "HELEN" (KAI-TAK)
Issued at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, 15 August 2012 

Tropical Storm "HELEN" has accelerated as it moves in a West Northwest Direction.  

Location of Center:   190 km West Northwest of Laoag City
(as of 10:00 p.m.) 

Coordinates:     19.3°N, 118.8°E 

Strength:     Maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and
                    Gustiness of up to 90 kph

Movement:     West Northwest at 22 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Thursday morning - Expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or
                                  at 230 km West Northwest of Laoag City

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal 

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds) 
  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Cagayan
  • Calayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Abra
  • Mt. Province
  • Ifugao

Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere now lowered.

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

Tropical Storm "HELEN" will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over the rest of Luzon and Visayas particularly over the western section.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Moderate to occasionally heavy rains (5.0 - 10.0 mm/hr) and moderate to occasionally strong winds are expected over Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Luzon tonight.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas due to Tropical Storm "Helen" and the Southwest Monsoon.

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 AM tomorrow.  

PAGASA-DOST | August 15, 2012 | Article Link


  1. We already experienced this tropical storm “Helen” caused by heavy rain most especially in Ilocos region that they are much experienced of this typhoon. According to Philippines Weather warned us to get ready for the next typhoon.


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