Bagyong “EMONG” has intensified into tropical storm and has accelerated in a northerly direction.

Estimated rainfall within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy).

Tropical Storm “EMONG” is still far to directly affect any part of the country. However, it will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Northern Mindanao.

Fishermen specially using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and western seaboards of Southern Luzon due to big waves generated by Tropical Storm “EMONG”.

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 p.m. today.

Synopsis:
At 4:00 a.m. Today, the center of Tropical Depression “EMONG” was estimated based on all available data at 460 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.7°N, 126.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 15 kph.

Forecast:
Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas, Northern Mindanao and CARAGA will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the southwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.) 460 km East of Isabela, Cagayan
Coordinates: 17.3°N, 126.5°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and
gustiness of up 80 kph
Movement: North at 19 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Wednesday morning:
470 km East of Basco, Batanes
Thursday morning:
830 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes
out of Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)
No Public Storm Warning Signals Raised

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