i Balita September 15, 2018 (Photo From Web. No Copyright Infringement Intended)
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #17 FOR:Typhoon Ompong Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT:11:00 AM, 15 September 2018
TYPHOON “OMPONG” CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AND IS NOW OFF THE COAST OF LAOAG CITY, ILOCOS NORTE
• Stormy weather is expected over the areas under TCWS # 2 and #3. • The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring gusty winds with occasional moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, ARMM, MIMAROPA and Bicol Region while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Eastern and Central Visayas. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates. • Possible Storm surge height in surge prone areas: up to 6 meters in Ilocos Norte; up to 2 meters in Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. • Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the seaboards of Luzon and of Visayas and northern and western seaboards of Mindanao. • TCWS elsewhere are now lowered.
Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 30 km West of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (18.2 °N, 120.3 °E) Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 260 km/h Forecast Movement: Moving West at 25 km/h
Forecast Positions: 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 630 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.3°N, 115.0°E) 48 Hour(Monday morning):1,345 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(22.4°N, 108.5°E)
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS #3 (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs) Cagayan incl. Babuyan Group of Islands, Batanes, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra – Wave Height: (Open Sea) > 14.0 meters
TCWS#2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs) Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Zambales, Quirino, Pampanga, Bulacan – Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters
TCWS#1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Lubang Island, Northern Quezon incl. Polillo Island -Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 2 PM today.
via DOST- PAG-ASA