Monday, July 13, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Tropical Depression "HUANING"

Severe Weather Bulletin Number FOUR
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Depression "HUANING"
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Monday, 13 July 2009
Tropical Depression "HUANING" has slightly accelerated as it continues to move northwestward.
Location of Center:(as of 4:00 a.m.) 230 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes
Coordinates: 22.4°N, 122.8°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: Northwest at 24 kph.

Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Monday afternoon:415 km North of Basco, BatanesTuesday morning:590 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes or130 km Northwest of Northern Taiwan

Signal No. 1(30-60 kph winds)
Batanes Group of Islands
Tropical Depression HUANING is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains over the western sections of 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 AM today.
+ Current SW Monsoon Intensity: MODERATE >> Cloudy skies w/ light to moderate to sometimes heavy occasional rains with thunderstorms and squalls plus moderate SW winds not exceeding 40 kph can be expected over the following affected areas: WESTERN LUZON, PALAWAN, WESTERN VISAYAS & MINDORO including WESTERN BICOL & METRO MANILA. 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.
Tropical Cyclone Watch: (1) Tropical Disturbance 91W (LPA) trying to organize over the Philippine located near lat 8.5N lon 133.0E...or about 835 km ESE of Surigao City or 210 km NW of Palau Island...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...remains embedded within the eastern portion of the broad Monsoon Trough (ITCZ).