Thursday, August 6, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Typhoon "KIKO"

Severe Weather Bulletin Number SIX

Tropical Cyclone Alert: Typhoon "KIKO" {MORAKOT}

Issued at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, 05 August 2009

Typhoon "KIKO" has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Taiwan.
Location of Center:(as of 10:00 p.m.) 800 kms East Northeast of Basco, Batanes
Coordinates: 23.0°N,130.3°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 17 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Thursday evening:540 kms Northeast of Basco, Batanes Friday evening:535 kms North of Basco, Batanes or80 kms Northeast of Northern Taiwan

This disturbance is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and bring occasional rains over Luzon and Western Visayas.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concern are advised to take approriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM tomorrow.


Typhoon MORAKOT (KIKO) now passing due south of Ryukyu-Okinawa Islands...rapidly intensifying...threatens Yaeyama Islands and Northern Taiwan...Outer feeder bands spreading into Taiwan & nearby islands.

+ Current SW Monsoon Intensity: MODERATE

Moderate to slightly strong southwesterly winds not in excess of 50 kph with passing occasional showers or rains can be expected along the following affected areas: WESTERN VISAYAS, MINDORO, AND PARTS OF WESTERN & SOUTHERN LUZON-METRO MANILA-BICOL REGION.

Time/Date: 6:00 AM PST Thu August 06 2009

Location of Eye: 23.2º N Lat 128.2º E Lon

Distance : 365 km (197 nm) South of Okinawa, Japan

MaxWinds (1-min avg): 150 kph (80 kts) near the center

Peak Wind Gusts: 185 kph (100 kts)

Saffir-Simpson Scale: Category 1

Coastal Storm Surge Height: 4-5 feet [1.2-1.7 meters]

Central Pressure: 963 millibars (hPa)

Recent Movement: West @ 26 kph (14 kts)

General Direction: Yaeyama-Northern Taiwan

AreaSize (in Diameter): 1,200 km (650 nm) / Very Large

Max Sea Wave Height (near center): 21 ft (6.4 m)

JTWC Ship Avoidance TrackMap: 18Z Wed Aug 05

Source: T2K