Sunday, June 3, 2012

Typhoon Ambo is leaving, LPA expected to enter PAR soon

Typhoon Ambo is leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). But that doesn’t mean weather will be fair on the first day of classes for public schools tomorrow.

Reports say it will still be rainy in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. Students, and everyone who will go out tomorrow in general, are advised to bring umbrellas or what have you to shield yourself in case you were caught in the rain.

Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) is seen near Southern Mindanao. It will enter the PAR within the next 2 to 3 days.

Here’s the latest bulletin from PAGASA:

Typhoon Ambo continues to move north northeast away from the country.

At 4:00 p.m. today, Typhoon Ambo was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 390 km east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan (19.6°N, 125.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move north northeast at 13 kph. While, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,190 km east of Southern Mindanao (5.0°N, 137.0°E).

All Public Storm Warning Signals are now lowered.

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

Estimated rainfall amount is from 20 - 30 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards Luzon and the western seaboard of Visayas due to the combined effects of TY Ambo and the Southwest Monsoon.

Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,190 km East of Southern Mindanao (5.0°N, 137.0°E).

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.

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