Sunday, December 23, 2012

PAGASA Tracks LPA to be 17th Typhoon QUINTA in 24 HRS.

PAGASA 17th Typhoon QUINTA 3 Days Forecast Track as of Dec. 27, 2012, 10 am

PAGASA sighted LPA (Low Pressure Area), now a typhoon, in the vicinity of Pacijan Island, Cebu as of 4 am December 26, 2012. It is previously embedded along the ITCZ (InterTropical Convergence Zone) affecting Mindanao.

Previous LPA had intensified into a typhoon in the last 24 hours and named "QUINTA", the 17th typhoon that entered Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2012.

The weather disturbance originates but traverse a different path with typhoon PABLO that cause havoc in Mindanao last December 2-11, 2012 leaving thousands of deaths and billions of damages to properties and agriculture.

PAGASA 17th Typhoon QUINTA Forecast Track

Coordinates: 10.7N, 124.3E

Signal #2 (61-100kph winds)
Luzon: Sorsogon, Masbate and Ticao Island
Visayas: Northern/Eastern/Western Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Bohol, Cebu, Camotes Island, Northern part of Negros Occidental.
Mindanao: Dinagat Province

Signal #1 (30-60kph winds)
Luzon: Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Cuyo Island, Burias Island and Romblon
Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Rest of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor
Mindanao: Camiguin, Surigao del Norte and Siargao

Strength: 65 kph near center

Gustiness: 80 kph

Movement: West at 20 kph

(1) Vicinity of Leyte - Wednesday Morning
(2) Vicinity of Coron Palawan - Thursday
(3) 450 km West of Coron Palawan - Friday

Landfall: Leyte - December 26, Coron Palawan - December 27

Rainfall Volume: 10-20mm/hr (heavy to intense rains) within 350 km

Distance to Land: vicinity of Pacijan Island, Cebu

Public are advised to prepare in advanced. To monitor updates on weather and rain probability in your area from time to time, kindly visit PAGASA and  Project NOAH.

Updates as of December 27, 2012, 10 am: QUINTA has weakened into LPA and public strom signal warning elsewhere are all lowered.


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