Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weather UPDATE

Issued At: 5:00 p.m., 18 June 2011
Valid Beginning: 5:00 p.m. today until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow


At 4:00 p.m. today, Tropical Depression "EGAY" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 130 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.3°N, 125.3°E) with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move Northwest at 17 kph.


The Eastern section of Luzon will experience rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from Southwest to South will prevail over Luzon and coming from the Southwest over Visayas and Eastern Mindanao. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from Southwest with slight to moderate seas.

Tropical Depresssion "EGAY" continues to move Northwestward and threatens the Eastern section of Central and Northern Luzon.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
130 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes
Coordinates:14.3°N, 125.3°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement:Northwest at 17 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Sunday afternoon:
90 km North Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
Monday afternoon:
170 km West of Basco, Batanes
Tuesday afternoon:
460 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes or at 140 km West of Taiwan.

Areas having Public Storm Warning Signal

(Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours)

Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Polillo Island
Quezon Province

Northern Samar

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides

TD "EGAY" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring rains over the Western section of Central, Southern Luzon and Visayas.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 p.m. today and the hourly updates.

Source: PAGASA

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