PAG-ASA SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #10

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Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:2:00 PM, 14 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” ACCELERATES SLIGHTLY AS IT CONTINUES TO THREATEN THE ISABELA-CAGAYAN AREA

• TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September).
• The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring gusty winds with occasional moderate to heavy rains over Visayas, while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates.
• The Storm Surge prone areas of Cagayan and Isabela may expect up to 6 meters (above mean sea level) of surge.
• Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.

Location of eye/center: At 1:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 470 km East of Baler, Aurora (16.5 °N, 125.9 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph

Forecast Movement: moving West Northwest 25
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Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte (after making landfall in Cagayan)(18.4°N, 120.6°E)
48 Hour(Sunday morning):625 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.4°N, 115.1°E)
72 Hour(Monday morning): 1,285 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(22.1°N, 109.0°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL

TCWS #3 (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Cagayan incl. Babuyan group of Is., Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Northern Aurora, Isabela.
-Wave Height: (Open Sea) > 14.0 meters Storm surge possible at coastal areas

TCWS#2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
Batanes, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Southern Aurora, Northern Zambales
-Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters Storm surge possible at coastal areas

TCWS#1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Southern Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon incl. Polillo Is., Northern Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Is., Northern Oriental Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon,Burias and Ticao Islands ,Northern Samar
-Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.

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