|PAGASA 8th Typhoon HELEN Forecast Track|
Active Low Pressure Area (LPA) was now a typhoon HELEN, the 8th typhoon that entered Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2012 and sighted over vicinity of Aparri, Cagayan as of 11am August 15, 2012.
It is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) that will bring rains over western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas which may trigger flash floods and landslide to prone areas.
Coastal areas with public signal number 1 and 2 are alerted against big waves and storm surges. Fishing boats and small seacrafts are advised not to venture out across Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Will typhoon HELEN make a Landfall? With PAGASA forecast track, typhoon HELEN made a landfall in Cagayan - Isabela area. Typhoon movement speed increased from 13 kph to 17 kph since yesterday and back to 13kph when traversing land area.
It is advised to prepare in advance and monitor the weather disturbance from time to time.
Typhoon HELEN Forecast Track
Coordinates: 18.3N, 121.5E
Signal No. 2 (61-100kph winds)
Benguet, Nothern Aurora, Isabela, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Norte/Sur, Abra, Nueva Vizcaya, Mt. Province, Quirino, Cagayan, Babuyan, Calayan Group of Islands and Batanes Group of Islands
Signal No. 1 (45-60kph winds)
La Union, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Tarlac and rest of Aurora
(1) 160 km Northwest of Laoag City - Thursday
(2) 510 km Northwest of Laoag City - Friday
Movement Speed: 13kph West Northwest
Strength: 75 kph near the center
Gustiness: 90 kph
Rain Volume: 20-35 mm/hr (Intense to Torrential) within 500 km diameter
Distance to Land: over vicinity of Aparri, Cagayan
Landfall: Palanan, Isabela at 1am August 15, 2012
Please visit PAGASA DOST Project NOAH to monitor rain probability and level of river or stream in your area.
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