Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PAGASA 7th Typhoon GORIO Forecast Track - Will it make a Landfall?

PAGASA 7th Typhoon "GORIO" Forecast Track as of June 30, 2013 - It is already made a landfall on  Eastern Samar (June 29) and Batangas (June 30).

PAGASA sighted Low Pressure Area (LPA), now a typhoon "GORIO" at 100 km South of Subic, Zambales as of 6 am June 30, 2013 previously embedded along Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

Tropical Depression, TD "GORIO" is the 7th typhoon to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2013. Will it make a landfall in the coming days? Below are 3 days forecast from PAGASA.


Coordinates: 14.0N, 120.2E

Signal # 2 (61-100 kph winds)
Luzon: Mindoro Provinces, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Quirino,  Pampanga, Pangasinan, Marinduque, Lubang Island and Metro Manila
Visayas: None
Mindanao: None

Signal # 1 (45-60 kph winds)
Luzon: La Union, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Southern Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Polilio Island, Camarines Provinces, Albay, Burias Island, Romblon, Coron Island and Calamian Group of Islands
Visayas: None
Mindanao: None

Forecast Track:
(1) 500 km Northwest of Subic, Zambales - out of PAR - Monday Morning

Strength: max of 65 kph near center

Gustiness: 80 kph

Movement: West Northwest at 26 kph

Rainfall Volume: 5-15 mm/hr (moderate to heavy) within 300 km diameter

Landfall: Already made a landfall on Hernani Eastern Samar (as of 10am June 29), Batangas (as of 4am June 30, 2013).

Distance to Land: 100 km South of Subic, Zambales

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas with signal #1 and #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges.

Everybody is advised to prepare in advanced. To monitor your weather and rain probability from time to time in your area, please visit PAGASA and DOST Project NOAH.

Updates: "GORIO" is out of PAR as of 2am July 1, 2013

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