Weather Bulletin Number EIGHT
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm “GORIO”
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 29 June 2013
Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and the provinces of Marinduque, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan will have stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Eastern Visayas, Panay Island, the rest of MIMAROPA and Central Luzon and the provinces of La Union, Benguet and Nueva Viscaya will experience rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. The rest of the county will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southeast to east will prevail over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao and coming from southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the rest of the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.) 40 km Southeast of Legazpi City
Coordinates: 12.9°N, 123.9°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 80 kph
Movement: Northwest at 24 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Sunday afternoon:
60 km Northwest of Iba, Zambales
after passing Metro Manila in the morning
560 km Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur
and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibity (PAR).
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Masbate incl. Ticao
Quezon incl. Polilio Island
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds) Catanduanes
Mindoro Provinces incl. Lubang Island
Aurora Samar Provinces
Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
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.