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WEATHER OUTLOOK  |  PAGASA Severe Weather Bulleltin #3

Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING 

PAGASA SCIENCE GARDEN, Quezon City (DWDD) – Typhoon “OMPONG” has slightly accelerated while maintaining its strength.

According to PAGASA, the typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) #1.

TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning (September 15).

In connection with this, fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, and the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.


Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 855 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.3 °N, 132.1 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h
Forecast Movement: Moving West at 30 km/h
Forecast Positions:  

·  24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 645 km East of Casiguran, Aurora(15.7°N, 128.1°E)
·  48 Hour(Saturday morning):155 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(17.7°N, 123.2°E)
·  72 Hour(Sunday morning): 340 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(19.4°N, 117.6°E)
·  96 Hour(Monday morning):1,080 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.9°N, 111.6°E)
·  120 Hour(Tuesday morning):1,725 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.4°N, 105.4°E)


TCWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao Impacts of the wind
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Quezon inc. Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Burias and Ticao Islands. Northern Samar, ->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



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