Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bagyong Chedeng Forecast Update

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Weather experts said that Bagyong Chedeng could bring heavy rains measuring between 20 to 55 milimmeters per hour, similar to Typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009.

The forecast map of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical, and Services Administration (PAGASA) shows that Chedeng will likely to make landfall in Northern Luzon on Thursday night and public storm signals could be raised in the next 2 days.

As of 2 a.m. on May 24, here's PAGASA's illustration of the track made by Bagyong Chedeng and its 72-hour predicted route:

Tropical Strom CHEDENG

Below is the update for the tropical storm CHEDENG Issued at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Location of Center (as of 10:00 a.m.): 490 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar

Coordinates: 12.1°N, 130.5°E

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph

Movement: West Northwest at 13 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Wednesday morning:
390 km East Southeast of Virac, Catanduanes
Thursday morning:
180 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or
360 km Southeast Casiguran, Aurora
Friday morning:
130 km Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or
220 km Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds)

Camarines Sur
Samar Provinces

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

TS "Chedeng" is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over Visayas and Mindanao.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and to watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

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