Issued At: 5:00 a.m., April 30, 2009
Valid Beginning: 5:00 a.m. today until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow
At 2:00 a.m. today, an Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 320 kms West of Mindoro or 704 kms of WNW Bacolod City (12.7°N, 116.8°E). Another Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 70 kms Southeast of Legaspi City or 282 kms NE of Bacolod City(12.8°N, 124.2°E).
Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Northern, Central and Eastern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest and northwest will prevail over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.
7:30 A.M, APR 30, 2009
1) TROPICAL DISTURBANCE LOCATED NEAR 13.4N 138.5E, APPROXIMATELY 365 NM WEST OF GUAM. RECENT ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) HAS TAKEN A MORE NORTHEASTWARD TRACK WITH AN INCREASED TRACK SPEED. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.... MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE: 1008 MB.
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS FAIR.
(2) LPA LOCATED NEAR 13.5N 117.2E, APPROXIMATELY 230 NM WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES HAS BEGUN TO INTENSIFY. IT IS CURRENTLY SHOWING THE 15-20 KNOT WINDS AROUND THE LLCC...... MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 17 TO 22 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATEDTO BE NEAR 1006 MB.
THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS UPGRADED TO GOOD.