SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #1
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT:5:30 AM, 30 July 2017
THE TROPICAL STORM OVER THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA WITH INTERNATIONAL NAME "HAITANG" IS NOW POSING A THREAT TO THE EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON AREA.
- "Haitang" is expected to enter the northwestern boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today and will be named "Huaning".
- Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
- This weather system will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the western section of Northern and Central Luzon. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides
- Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon.
|Location of eye/center:||At 4:30 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm " " was estimated based on all available data at 385 km West Southwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (19.7 °N, 118.4 °E)|
|Strength:||Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph|
|Forecast Movement:||Forecast to move Northeast at 22 kph|
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
|Batanes||->Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
->Light damage to medium to low risk structures
->Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
->Twigs of small trees may be broken.
->Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
|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 weather bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.