The tropical storm East Northeast of Northern Luzon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named “Nonoy,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported on Thursday, September 8, 2011.
The state weather bureau said that at 10:00 a.m. today, TS “Nonoy” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,170 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (24.8°N, 133.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph.
No public storm warning signal has been raised.
Tropical Storm “Nonoy” is still too far to affect any part of the country, Pagasa added.
|Monsoon trough affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas.|
|Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the western section of Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the Southwest to South will prevail over Luzon and coming from the Southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.