Friday, August 7, 2009

Weather Update Dissemination for Bacolod City

Typhoon "KIKO"

Severe Weather Bulletin Number TWELVE

Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "KIKO" {MORAKOT}

Issued at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 07 August 2009

Typhoon "KIKO" has slightly weakened as it continues to move towards Taiwan.
Location of Center:(as of 4:00 p.m.) 290 km North of Basco, Batanes
Coordinates: 23.4°N,121.7°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 15 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:
Saturday morning:360 kms North Northwest of Basco, Batanes orin the vicinity of Western TaiwanSaturday afternoon:620 kms North Northwest of Basco, Batanes orover Southeastern China

Signal No. 1(30-60 kph winds)
Batanes,Northern Cagayan,Apayao,Ilocos Norte

Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,580 kms (19.8°N, 139.7°E). Typhoon "KIKO" will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and bring occasional rains over the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas. Residents in low lying areas and near mountain slopes are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides. 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.