TROPICAL STORM “EGAY” CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD SLOWLY.

TROPICAL STORM “EGAY” CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD SLOWLY.

TROPICAL STORM “EGAY” CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD SLOWLY. TROPICAL STORM “EGAY” CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD SLOWLY.

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN No. 17
FOR: TROPICAL STORM ?#?EgayPH?
Issued at 05:00 PM, 06 JULY 2015
TROPICAL STORM “EGAY” CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHWARD SLOWLY.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• Tropical storm “Egay” is expected to exit PAR by Thursday evening (July 9).
• Fisher folks and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon.
• Residents in mountainous and low lying areas of the provinces under PSWS #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides due to Tropical Storm.
• Southwest monsoon is affecting western section of northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, MIMAROPA and CALABARZON, residents of these areas should be ready on possible flashfloods and landslides.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “EGAY” was estimated based on all available data at 200 km Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (19.5°N, 119.3°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move North at 7kph.
Forecast Positions:
• 24 hour (Tomorrow afternoon): 280 km North Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
• 48 hour (Wednesday afternoon): 275 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
• 72 hour (Thursday afternoon): 420 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
• 96 hour (Friday afternoon): outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 595 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.): Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra, Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Northwest of Cagayan and Apayao.
Impacts of the wind:
• Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
• Light damage to medium to low 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.
Open Sea Wave Height: 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 bulletin to be issued at 11PM today.

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