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PAG-ASA SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8

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Typhoon #OmpongPH
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 08:00 AM, 14 September 2018

TYPHOON “OMPONG” INCREASES ITS THREAT OVER NORTHERN LUZON AS IT MOVES CLOSER.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over the areas under TCWS #1.
Stormy weather is expected over areas under TCWS#2 and TCWS#3.
TY “OMPONG” is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area tomorrow early morning (Saturday,15 September).
The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. Residents in these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and to continue monitoring for updates.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and of Mindanao.


Location of eye/center: At 7:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 605 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.7 °N, 127.2 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph
Forecast Movement: Moving West Northwest at 20 km/h


Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Peñablanca, Cagayan(17.6°N, 122.2°E)
48 Hour(Sunday morning):430 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(19.3°N, 116.7°E)
72 Hour(Monday morning): 1,205 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.2°N, 110.4°E)
96 Hour(Tuesday morning):1,800 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.8°N, 104.7°E)


TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL

TCWS#3 (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Northern Aurora, Isabela and Cagayan


TCWS#2 (Winds of 61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
Batanes, Babuyan group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur,Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, rest of Aurora, Tarlac and Northern Zambales


TCWS#1 (Winds of 30-60 km/h Expected in 36 hours)
Pampanga, Bataan, rest of Zambales, Bulacan,Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon incl. Polillo Island, Northern Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Island, Northern Oriental Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias and Ticao Island

Northern Samar


The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 11AM today.

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