SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #1
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING
ISSUED AT:5:00 PM, 11 February 2018
THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (PAR) HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND IS EXPECTED TO ENTER THE PAR TONIGHT.
The Tropical Storm with international name “SANBA” is expected to enter the PAR tonight and will be named “BASYANG”.
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over the eastern section of Visayas and of Mindanao beginning tomorrow. Residents of these areas must continue monitoring for updates, undertake precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides, and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Visayas and of Mindanao due to expected rough to very rough seas associated with the approaching Tropical Storm.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm with international name “SANBA” was estimated based on all available data at 1,035 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (OUTSIDE PAR) (06.9 °N, 135.6 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 27 kph
24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 430 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur(8.2°N, 130.2°E)
48 Hour(Tuesday afternoon):50 km West of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte(8.9°N, 125.1°E)
72 Hour(Wednesday afternoon): 265 km East Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(9.0°N, 121.0°E)
96 Hour(Thursday afternoon):195 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.1°N, 117.0°E)
120 Hour(Friday afternoon):80 km East Northeast of Pagasa Island, Palawan(11.2°N, 114.8°E)
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Davao Oriental
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.