TYPHOON ‘CHEDENG” HAS WEAKENED SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE EASTERN COAST OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN LUZON

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #4
FOR: TYPHOON ?#?ChedengPH?
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING

ISSUED AT 11:00 AM, 03 APRIL 2015
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 5PM today)

TYPHOON ‘CHEDENG” HAS WEAKENED SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE EASTERN COAST OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN LUZON

• Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 150 – 200 km radius of the typhoon.
• It is estimated to make landfall over the coast of Aurora-Isabela area by Sunday morning (April 5) , will exit the landmass via Ilocos Sur by Sunday evening (April 5) and will exit PAR by Monday morning (April 6).
• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
• Storm surges and sea surface waves of up to 2 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Aurora, Quezon and Isabela.
• Fisher folk are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Aurora, Quezon, Bicol Region and Visayas.
• It is advised to refrain from outdoor activities particularly along beaches of the eastern section of Luzon starting Saturday.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Typhoon “CHEDENG” was located based on all available data at 700 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or at 950 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (14.2°N, 130.7°E).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph

Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Forecast Positions: • 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 555 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora
• 48 hour (Sunday morning): 130 km Southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
• 72 hour (Monday morning): 300 km West Northwest of Laoag City

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL
PSWS#1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)
Luzon – Catanduanes and Camarines Sur
Impacts of the wind
• Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
• Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
• Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
• Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
• Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky

These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

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 5PM today.

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