Sunday, August 18, 2013

Weather Update: Tropical Storm "Maring" As of 11AM August 19, 2013

WEATHER BULLETIN No. 6
Tropical Cyclone Alert: Tropical Storm “‪#‎MaringPH‬
Issued at 11:00AM 19 August 2013

(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today)

Tropical Storm “MARING” has maintained its strength and remained almost stationary for the past six hours.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “MARING” was estimated based on all available data at 575 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (20.2°N, 128.0°E).

Strength: Maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of 90 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move East Northeast at 7 kph.

Forecast Positions: Tropical Storm “MARING” is expected to be at 700 km East of Itbayat, Batanes tomorrow morning and at 680 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes by Wednesday morning. By Thursday morning, it is expected to be at 530 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

• Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• “MARING” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon particularly over the Western section.
• Fishermen specially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon due to the possible big waves generated by the enhanced 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 PM today. 


source:DOST_pagasa

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