Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City
As of 6:oo am PST, 14 July 2009
Tropical Cyclone Watch:
Tropical Disturbance 91W (LPA) slowly organizing over the Southern Philippine Sea just west of the island of Palau...currently located near lat 7.4N lon 134.0E...or about 970 km ESE of Surigao City or 1,270 km ESE of Bacolod City...with 1-min maximum sustained winds of 30 kph...remains almost stationary while embedded within the broad Monsoon Trough (ITCZ). Flooding over the hazard risk areas of Cagayan is likely during the next 6 to 12 hours.
This system will be closely monitored for possible development into Significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 1 to 2 days.
Current SW Monsoon Intensity: MODERATE
Cloudy skies w/ light to moderate to sometimes heavy occasional rains, thunderstorms, squalls and moderate SW winds not exceeding 40 kph can be expected over the following affected areas: WESTERN LUZON, PALAWAN, VISAYAS & MINDORO including BICOL REGION, SOUTHERN LUZON & 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.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm HUANING (06W) is now crossing Southern Taiwan...heavy rains and winds lashing the area.