Bagyong Gorio or Tropical Storm “GORIO” moving Northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.

Synopsis:
At 4:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 230 km West of Dagupan City (15.8°N, 118.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 26 kph.
Forecast:
Zambales and Pangasinan will experience rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. MIMAROPA will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southeast will prevail over the rest of Northern and Central Luzon and coming from southwest to south over Southern Luzon and Visayas. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)

Pangasinan
Zambales

Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 17 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Fishermen specially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Western Seaboards of Luzon due to big waves generated by Tropical Storm “GORIO”.

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 tonight.

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