Friday, October 11, 2013

Bagyong Santi PAGASA Update For October 12, 2013

Bagyong Santi has "weakened after crossing Central Luzon and is moving towards the West Philippine sea," the PAGASA said in its 5am bulletin on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Bagyong Santi Track Forecast (Source: PAGASA)
According to the state weather bureau, the center of Typhoon Santi was spotted in the vicinity of Iba, Zambales (15.4°N, 120.0°E) at 4am. The tropical cyclone is now packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near its eye and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is moving westward at 22kph.

Bagyong Santi is expected to be at 470 km West of Iba, Zambales by tomorrow morning or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Public Storm Warning Signals (PSWS) are still up in the following areas:

PSWS #3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs): Zambales and Pangasinan

PSWS #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs): La Union, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga and Bataan

PSWS #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours): Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Lubang Islands.

PAGASA said Santi will bring an estimated rainfall amount of 7.5 - 25.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within its 400-km diameter.

"Residents in low lying and mountainous areas along the track are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides," it said. "Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 4 meters."

It added, "Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas."

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