Typhoon “GENER” was estimated on East of Basco, Batanes

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Typhoon “GENER” was estimated on East of Basco, Batanes

“GENER” has intensified into a typhoon as it continues to threaten Extreme Northern Luzon. Typhoon “GENER” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains and moderate to strong winds over Luzon and Visayas especially the western section.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Public Storm Warning Signal #3 and #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 20 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 700 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboard of Luzon and Visayas due to the combined effect of Typhoon “Gener” 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.

Synopsis:
At 4:00 p.m. today, Typhoon “GENER” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.3°N, 124.7°E). Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 7 kph.
Forecast:
Batanes group of islands and Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of islands will experience stormy weather while Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao will have rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough. The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Visayas will be mostly cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and coming from the northwest to west over the rest of Luzon. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
(in Filipino)

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