Friday, July 17, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Severe Weather Bulletin Number TEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "ISANG" {MOLAVE}
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Friday, 17 July 2009
Tropical Storm "ISANG" has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Extreme Northern Luzon.
Location of Center:(as of 10:00 a.m.) 100 km East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan
Coordinates: 18.7°N, 122.6°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 15 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Saturday morning:230 kms North Northwest of Laoag City or at 220 kms West of Basco, BatanesSunday morning:540 kms West Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Signal No. 2(60-100 kph winds)
Batanes, Cagayan, Babuyan Group, Calayan Group, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte
Signal No. 1(30-60 kph winds)
Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Mt. Province, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur

Residents living in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes under storm warning signals #1 & #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living along the coast under signal #2 are advised to be on alert against big waves generated by the storm. Tropical Storm "ISANG" enhances the Southwest Monsoon, bringing occasional to frequent rains over Central and Southern Luzon. The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.