Bagyong Mina

Bagyong Mina Updates News
Synopsis:
At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon “MINA” was located based on satellite and surface data at 90 km South Southwest of Basco, Batanes (19.7°N; 121.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 07 kph.
Forecast:
Extreme Northern Luzon will have stormy weather. The rest of Northern Luzon will experience occasional rains with gusty winds. Central Luzon and the western section of Southern Luzon will have monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Southern Luzon and Visayas will be mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will be having partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the South and Southwest with slight to moderate seas.
From GmaNews.tv : ‘Mina’ accelerates northwestward; Batanes under signal 3 08/28/2011 | 12:43 PM
Typhoon Mina (Nanmadol) accelerates slightly and continued to move north-northwestward, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Mina packed maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph and was moving north-northwest at 9 kph.

As of 10 a.m., it said Mina was 60 km west of Basco, Batanes.

PAGASA said Mina is expected to be 260 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes, Monday morning and 530 km north-northwest of Basco, Batanes Tuesday morning.

Under Storm Signal No. 3 is the Batanes Group of Islands.

Under Storm Signal No. 2 are:
Babuyan Group of Islands
Calayan Group of Islands
Ilocos Norte
Under Storm Signal No. 1:
Cagayan
Apayao
Abra
Ilocos Sur
Storm warning signals elsewhere were lowered.

However, PAGASA warned residents in low-lying and mountainous areas, particularly the western section of Northern and Central Luzon, against possible flash floods and landslides.

It also warned those living in coastal areas against big waves or storm surges generated by Mina.

PAGASA also estimated rainfall from 10 to 20 mm per hour within the 550-km diameter of the typhoon. — LBG, GMA News

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