SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #3 FOR: TYPHOON “OMPONG”

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SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #3
FOR: TYPHOON “OMPONG”

(MANGKHUT)
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 13 September 2018
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today)

TYPHOON “OMPONG” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH.

• The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon.
• Occasional rains with gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1.
• TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15).
• Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.

Location of eye/center At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 855 km East of Virac, Catanduanes(14.3°N, 132.1°E).
Strength Maximum sustained winds of up to 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h.
Movement Moving West at 30 km/h.

Forecast Positions
• 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 645 km East of Casiguran, Aurora(15.7°N, 128.1°E)
• 48 Hour(Saturday morning):155 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(17.7°N, 123.2°E)
• 72 Hour(Sunday morning): 340 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(19.4°N, 117.6°E)
• 96 Hour(Monday morning):1,080 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.9°N, 111.6°E)
• 120 Hour(Tuesday morning):1,725 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.4°N, 105.4°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS#1 (30-60 km/h Expected in 36 hours)
Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Quezon inc. Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, and 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 11 AM today.

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