PAGASA – Bagyong Luis Storm Signals and updates

PAGASA) released the latest storm signals in areas affected by Bagyong Luis. According to PAGASA, there are seven areas in Luzon are under Storm Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Luis (international name Kalmaegi) move towards the Cagayan-Isabela areas.

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Hourly Update: (7AM, 14 September 2014) Typhoon “#LuisPH” was estimated at 286 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.3°N, 124.8°E). Max winds/Gust: 120/150 kph. Forecast to move WNW at 20 kph.

SYNOPSIS: At 4:00 am today, Typhoon “Luis” was located based on all available data at 266 km north northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or at 347 km east southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (15.8ºN, 125.3ºE) with maximum winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph.

FORECAST: Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region and the provinces of Aurora, Ilocos and La Union will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Polillo island,Tarlac and Catanduanes will have rains with gusty winds. Bicol region, the rest of central Luzon and the province of Quezon will be cloudy with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon and Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northwest to west will prevail over the rest of Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of the country with moderate to rough seas.

Over Metro Manila:

Maximum Temperature: 1:00 PM Yesterday — 30.0 ºC
Minimum Temperature: 6:00 AM Yesterday — 26.5 ºC

Maximum Relative Humidity: 5:00 AM Yesterday — 91 %
Minimum Relative Humidity: 1:00 PM Yesterday — 76 %

Low Tide Today : 8:20 AM ….. 0.23 Meter
High Tide Today : 2:23 PM ….. 0.57 Meter
Low Tide Today : 6:22 PM ….. 0.47 Meter
High Tide Tomorrow : 1:45 AM ….. 1.03 Meter

Sunrise Today : 5:44 AM
Sunset Today : 5:58 PM

Moonset Today : 10:26 AM
Moonrise Today : 10:15 PM
Illumination Today : 71 %

Latest Storm Signals:

Signal NO. 3 = winds of 100 km/h (62 mph) to 185 km/h (115 mph) are expected within the next 18 hours.

Cagayan
Isabela
Kalinga
Mountain Province
Ifugao
Quirino
Northern Aurora
Signal NO. 2 = winds of 60 km/h (37 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph) are expected within the next 24 hours.

Calayan and Babuyan Islands
Apayao
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
Abra
La Union
Benguet
Nueva Vizcaya
rest of Aurora
Signal NO. 1 = winds of 30 km/h (19 mph) to 60 km/h (37 mph) are expected within the next 36 hours.

Batanes Islands
Pangasinan
Nueva Ecija
Tarlac
Catanduanes
Polillo Island

PAGASA also reminded the residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under Storm Signals to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides. Residents living in coastal areas under Storm Signals No. 2 and No. 3 are also warned of storm surges of up to two meters.

All fishermen and smaller sea craft were advised not to venture in to the seaboards of Visayas, and the Eastern Seaboards of Southern Luzon and Mindanao.

We will update this post as soon as PAGASA release some valuable information regarding Bagyong Luis. Listed below are the Hourly Update of the Tropical Storm:

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