Thursday, May 7, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Severe Weather Bulletin Number TWO
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "EMONG" (Chan-hom)
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, 07 May 2009

"EMONG" has intensified into a typhoon as it continues to move closer to Northern Luzon.
Coordinates:15.1°N, 116.4°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph
Movement: Northeast at 17 kph.

Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Friday morning:80 kms Northwest of Dagupan City or 120 kms Southwest of Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Saturday morning:180 kms East Northeast of Tuguegarao City

Sunday morning:570 kms Northeast of Tuguegarao City or 560 kms East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 2:(60-100 kph winds)Ilocos Norte, Abra,Ilocos Sur,La Union,Benguet, Pangasinan, Zambales

Signal No. 1:Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province,Ifugao,Nueva Vizcaya,Quirino,Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga,Bataan

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 and 2 are alerted against flashfloods and landslides.

The rest of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon including Metro Manila will continue to experience occasional rains.

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 A.M. today.