SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8
FOR:Severe Tropical Storm #GorioPH
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT:5:00 AM, 28 July 2017
“GORIO” HAS INTENSIFIED AND SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED AS IT MOVES IN A NORTHWESTWARD DIRECTION.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 550 km diameter of the Severe Tropical Storm.
Meanwhile, TD located at West Philippine sea was estimated at 450 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (OUTSIDE PAR).
These weather systems will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the western section of Luzon including Metro Manila and light to moderate rains over the rest of Luzon and Visayas
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 545 km East Northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (20.2 °N, 126.1 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 130 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move Northwest at 15 kph
24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 245 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes(21.7°N, 123.9°E)
48 Hour(Sunday morning):380 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes(23.7°N, 120.9°E)
72 Hour(Monday morning): 590 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(25.0°N, 119.1°E)
96 Hour(Tuesday morning):785 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(26.9°N, 118.9°E)
120 Hour(Wednesday morning):925 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(28.4°N, 119.3°E)
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS #1(30-60 kph Expected in 36 hours)
Luzon: Batanes group of Islands
Impacts of the wind
• Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
• Light damage to medium to high risk structures
• Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
• Twigs of small trees may be broken.
• Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.