Typhoon “BUTCHOY” news updates

Typhoon “Butchoy” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Luzon and Visayas especially over the western section which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Eastern Mindanao due to the big waves generated by the combined effects of Typhoon “Butchoy” and the Southwest Monsoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

At 4:00 p.m., today, the eye of Typhoon “BUTCHOY” was located based on satellite and surface data a 550 km east of Aparri, Cagayan (18.7°N, 127.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is moving North at 22 kph. Southwest monsoon affecting Luzon.
Luzon and Western Visayas will have occasional rains becoming frequent over the western section of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the whole archipelago with moderate to rough seas.

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