Bagyong Gorio Updates : Tropical Storm “GORIO” has made landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar.

Synopsis:
At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 100 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar (11.3°N, 126.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near center and gustiness of up to 85 kph. It is forecast to move northwest at 15 kph.

Forecast:
Eastern Visayas and Bicol Region will have stormy weather while Metro Manila and the Region of Calabarzon and the Provinces of Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, Northeastern Iloilo, Bantayan Island, Camotes Island, Southern Leyte, Dinagat at Siargao Island will experience rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. The Province of Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and the rest of Central Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas and coming from southwest over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas. Light to moderate winds coming from the east to northeast will prevail over the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be slight to moderate.

Tropical Storm “GORIO” has made landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.)
30 km Southeast of Catbalogan, Samar
Coordinates: 11.6°N, 125.1°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 80 kph
Movement: Northwest at 19 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Sunday morning:
Vicinity of Alabat,Quezon
Monday morning:
170 km West of Dagupan City
Monday evening:
370 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Masbate incl. Ticao
Burias Islands
Sorsogon
Albay
Catanduanes
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte
Marinduque
Quezon incl. Polilio Island
Samar Provinces
Biliran
Leyte
None
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Romblon
Oriental Mindoro
Batangas
Laguna
Cavite
Rizal
Bataan
Bulacan
Zambales
Tarlac
La Union
Benguet
Ifugao
Nueva Vizcaya
Quirino
Aurora
Nueva Ecija
Pampanga
Pangasinan
Metro Manila
Southern Leyte
Capiz
Aklan Northeastern Iloilo
Northern Cebu
Camotes Island
Bantayan Island
None
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 5 PM today.

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