Friday, July 31, 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


Issued At: 5:00 a.m., 31 July 2009
Valid Beginning:5:00 a.m. today until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow

At 2:00 AM today , the center of Tropical Depression "JOLINA" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 650 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.9°N 131.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the Western sections which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao with moderate to rough seas. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southwest and South with slight to moderate seas except during thunderstorms.

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Severe Weather Bulletin Number ONETropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Depression "JOLINA"Issued at 11:00 p.m., Thursday, 30 July 2009
The low pressure area East of Catanduanes has developed into a tropical depression and was named "JOLINA".

Location of Center:(as of 10:00 p.m.) 760 km East of Virac, Catanduanes
Coordinates: 14.1°N, 132.1°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: West Northwest at 19 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Friday evening:620 km East of Casiguran, AuroraSaturday evening:400 km East Southeast of Aparri, CagayanSunday evening:160 km East Southeast of Basco, Batanes

This disturbance is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and bring occasional to frequent rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao particularly the western sections 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 tomorrow.