Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weather Update: July 29, 2012

Severe Weather Bulletin Number FOUR
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "GENER" (SAOLA)
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Sunday, 29 July 2012 

Tropical Storm "GENER" has intensified slightly as it continues to move closer to Extreme Northern Luzon.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal  

Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)

Calayan Grp of Isl
Babuyan Grp of Isl  

Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds) 

Batanes Grp of Isl

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Public Storm Warning Signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Tropical Storm "Gener" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao especially the western section.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to the combined effect of Tropical Storm "Gener" and the Southwest Monsoon.

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 AM today.  



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