Bagyong Ambo Updates

Typhoon “AMBO” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 380 km east of Basco, Batanes (21.1°N, 126.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is forecast to move north northeast at 15 kph. Meanwhile, an Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 870 km east of Southern Mindanao (6.0°N, 134.0°E).

Forecast:
The western section of Northern and Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides while the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have monsoon rains. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northwest to west will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

“AMBO” ” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas especially the western section which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 20 – 30 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards Luzon and the western seaboard of Visayas due to the combined effects of TY “AMBO” and the Southwest Monsoon.

Meanwhile, an Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 810 km East of Southern Mindanao (6.5°N, 133.5°E).

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

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