Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bagyong Chedeng May 24, 2011 PAGASA Update

Bagyong Chedeng has entered the Philippines. PAGASA said Bagyong Chedeng is accelerating slightly as it continues to move in a West Northwest direction.

As of 2 a.m. on May 24, here's PAGASA's illustration of the track made by Bagyong Chedeng and its 72-hour predicted route:

Meanwhile, the weather bureau has issued its latest Tropical Storm bulletin. Here's what it contains:

Bagyong Chedeng May 27, 2011 Update:

***Bagyong Chedeng Update, May 26, 2011 at 5 a.m.

***Bagyong Chedeng Update, May 25, 2011 at 5 a.m.

***Bagyong Chedeng Update, May 24, 2011 at 11:00 p.m

Severe Weather Bulletin Number FIVE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "CHEDENG" (SONGDA)
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tropical Storm "CHEDENG" has slowed down as it moves in a West Northwest direction.

Location of Center (as of 10:00 a.m.): 490 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar

Coordinates: 12.1°N, 130.5°E

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph

Movement: West Northwest at 13 kph

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

Wednesday morning:
390 km East Southeast of Virac, Catanduanes
Thursday morning:
180 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or
360 km Southeast Casiguran, Aurora
Friday morning:
130 km Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or
220 km Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds)

Camarines Sur
Samar Provinces

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

TS "Chedeng" is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over Visayas and Mindanao.

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