Friday, July 17, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Severe Weather Bulletin Number ELEVEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "ISANG" {MOLAVE}
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 17 July 2009

Tropical Storm "ISANG" has intensified further while traversing the Balintang Channel.
Location of Center:(as of 4:00 p.m.) 140 km North Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan
Coordinates: 19.6°N, 122.2°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 95 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 15 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Saturday afternoon:260 kms West Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Sunday afternoon:600 kms West Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Signal No. 2(60-100 kph winds)
Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Northern Cagayan, Babuyan, Calayan Group

Signal No. 1(30-60 kph winds)
Rest of Cagayan, Kalinga, Abra, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur
Public Storm Warning Signals are now lowered. 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 and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.