Tuesday, January 1, 2013

PAGASA LPA Forecast Track - 50% to be Typhoon AURING

PAGASA Typhoon AURING Forecast Track - First to enter PAR for 2013

PAGASA sighted Active Low Pressure Area (LPA), now typhoon AURING, 210 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan inside Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as of 4 am January 4, 2013 embedded along InterTropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao.

Previously, this weather disturbance has a chance of 50% of becoming first typhoon to enter PAR for 2013 and will be named "AURING.


Coordinates: 8.5N, 117.3E

Signal #2 (61-100kph winds):
Luzon: Southern Palawan
Visayas: NONE
Mindanao: NONE

Signal #1 (45-60kph winds): 
Luzon: Rest of Palawan
Visayas: NONE
Mindanao: NONE

Forecast Track:
(1) 470 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City - Friday

Strength: 65 kph near center

Gustiness: 80 kph

Movement: West at 28 kph

LandFall: Southern Tip of Palawan

Rainfall Volume: 10 - 20 mm/hr (heavy - intense rains) within 300 km

Distance to Land: 210 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Areas under public storm signal warning number 1 and 2 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides.

Everybody is advised to prepare in advanced. Please visit PAGASA for weather updates and Project NOAH for hourly rain probability in your area.

Did You Know:

Our country is visited by an average 20 typhoons a year. The first 10 typhoon names for 2013 are AURING, BISING, CRISING, DANTE, EMONG, FERIA, GORIO, HUANING, ISANG and JOLINA


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