Bagyong Isang updates :Tropical Depression “ISANG” has accelerated while traversing the Balintang channel.

Synopsis:
At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression “ISANG” was estimated based on all available data at 70 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.3°N, 122.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph.
Forecast:
Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, CAR and the province of Aurora will have rains and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of Luzon, Western and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the west to southwest with slight to moderate seas.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Ilocos Norte
Apayao
Cagayan incl. Calayan
Babuyan Group of Islands
Batanes Group of Islands

Tropical Depression “ISANG” will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

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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