Saturday, August 1, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Tropical Storm "JOLINA"
Severe Weather Bulletin Number FIVETropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "JOLINA"Issued at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 01 August 2009

Tropical Storm "JOLINA" continues to move West Northwestward threatening Northern Luzon.
Location of Center:(as of 10:00 a.m.) 200 kms East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or240 kms East Southeast of Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Coordinates: 17.1°N,124.2°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 19 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Sunday morning:80 kms Southwest of Laoag CityMonday morning:560 kms West Northwest of Laoag City
Signal No. 2(60-100 kph winds)
Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan

Signal No. 1(30-60 kph winds)
Northern Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Pangasinan, La Union, Abra, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ifugao, Benguet, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Batanes Group of Islands
Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 630 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.8°N,129.0°E).

Residents living in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslide. Those living along the coast under signal#2 are advised to be on alert against big waves generated by the storm.

Tropical Storm "Jolina" enhances the Southwest Monsoon, bringing frequent rains over Central and Southern 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 5 PM today.
Source: PAGASA