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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bagyong Dindo Latest Update - PAGASA (Philippines)

In its latest weather update of PAGASA issued at 5:00 a.m., Thursday, 28 June 2012, Tropical Storm "DINDO" has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Extreme Northern Luzon.

At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "DINDO" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.3°N, 124.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds)
  • Cagayan
  • Calayan Group of Islands
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Isabela
  • Batanes Group of Islands
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mt.Province
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
PSWS # Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • La Union
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Aurora
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Viscaya
  • Quirino
  • Benguet
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Tropical Storm "DINDO" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas, especially the western section, which may trigger landslides and flashfloods and possible occurrence of storm surge over the coastal areas under PSWS # 2.

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

source & image credit: bazics.net


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