Friday, June 19, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

L0 (BLACK)= Clear/partly cloudy with some cloudy
L1 (GRAY)= Cloudy with some overcast
L2 (YELLOW)= Overcast with some drizzle
L3 (BLUE)= Drizzle with some light rain/shower
L4 (DARK RED)= Light to moderate rain/shower
L5 (PINK)= Moderate to heavy rain/shower
L6 (GREEN)= Heavy to very heavy rain/shower
L7 (WHITE)= Very heavy to blinding rain/shower
As of 6:00 AM PST (22:00 GMT) Fri 19 June 2009
Source: JTWC WARNING #007 (US Navy/Air Force) / T2K XTRAPOLATION
Tropical Storm LINFA (03W) drfting slowly ESE to Eastward over the South China Sea, as it remains in an area of weak steering enters the Philippine Area of Responsiblity (PAR)...may threaten Extreme Northern Luzon this weekend.*Residents and visitors along Ilocos Norte, Abra, Northern Cagayan, Batanes-Calayan Group, Hong Kong and Southern Taiwan should closely monitor the progress of LINFA. **Important Note: This typhoon is similar in strength and track of last year's TYPHOON COSME (HALONG) which passed over Pangasinan on May 17, 2008 resulting in loss of properties and lives.
Kindly refer to your local warnings & bulletins issued by your country's official weather agency. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only.
Forecast Outlook: The overall forecast track has shows a track close to scenario #2. LINFA is now expected to drift slowly towards the NE to NNE-ward. The 2 to 5-day Long-Range Forecast shows LINFA reaching its peak winds of just 85 kph, passing to the North Batanes Group of Islands on Sunday evening, June 21st - making landfall over Southern Taiwan. It shall then transition into an Extratropical Cyclone as it passes south of Southern Japan on Wednesday morning, June 24th.
+ Current Monsoon Intensity: Southwest (SW) Monsoon currently being enhanced by LINFA has slightly weaken, but continues to affect Luzon...becoming more intense along the western parts including Metro Manila & Mindoro.Monsoon Trough (aka. ITCZ) currently affecting NCR and Luzon.--> Cloudy skies with passing drizzle to occasional rains and thunderstorms/squalls with SW'ly winds not exceeding 40 km/hr can be expected today. Possible landslides, mudslides, mudflows (lahars) and life-threatening flash floods are likely to occur along steep mountain/volcanic slopes, river banks, low-lying & flood-prone areas of the affected areas.Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) has considerably dissipated over the South China Sea. Climatic pattern shows transition phase into the Northeast Monsoon which shall start sometime this November. big sea waves or surges generated by this monsoon can affect the coastal and beach-front areas of the abovementioned areas.--> I.T.C.Z (aka. Monsoon Trough) affecting parts of Visayas and Mindanao. It shall bring widespread scattered rains and thunderstorms - most especially in the afternoon or evening.-->
+ Tropical Cyclone Watch:
(1) Tropical Disturbance 90W (LPA) currently east of Extreme Northern Luzon...has dissipated.(2) Tropical Disturbance 92W (LPA) newly spotted off Micronesia near the Island of Chuuk...located near lat 7.7N lon 151.2E...about 945 km SE of Hagatna, Guam...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...currently moving West slowly. Flooding over the hazard risk areas of Cagayan is likely during the next 6 to 12 hours. At 8:54 AM this morning, The Weather Station recorded wind gust of 48 kph coming from the NE. Total rainfall accumulation of 103.6 mm. has been measured beginning 12AM to 3PM May 1...Barometer is at 1006.3 hectopascals (hPa).