At least three areas remained under Storm Signal No. 2 as Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) intensified slightly and headed for Palawan before noon Saturday.The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sendong was some 180 km west of Dumaguete City as of 10 a.m.In its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Sendong packed maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.Sendong was forecast to move west-northwest at 30 kph and to cross Palawan Saturday night.By Sunday morning it is expected to be 300 km west-southwest of Puerto Princesa City; and exit the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday afternoon.It said Sendong is expected to be 640 km southwest of Puerto Princesa City by Sunday evening.Areas under Storm Signal No. 2 include Palawan, Southern Negros, and Zamboanga del Norte.Those under Signal No. 1 include Cuyo Island, Southern Cebu, Siquijor, Northern Negros, Zamboanga del Sur, and Misamis Occidental.
PAGASA reminded residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.
It also warned those living in coastal areas against big waves or storm surges generated by “Sendong.”
Also, PAGASA warned of rainfall from 10 to 20 mm per hour (heavy) within the 300-km diameter of Sendong.
The agency advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the sea. — LBG, GMA News
At 4:00 p.m. today, Tropical Storm “SENDONG” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 220 km West of Dumaguete City (9.2°N,121.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West at 24 kph.
Palawan will experience stormy weather while Southern Negros, Cuyo and Coron group of islands will experience rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough. Northern and Central Luzon will be mostly cloudy with scattered rainshowers. Mindanao and the rest of Southern Luzon and Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the Eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast and East with slight to moderate seas.
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