Wednesday, January 29, 2014

PAGASA Tracks new LPA - Possible to be 2nd Typhoon "BASYANG" for 2014

PAGASA LPA forecast track as of January 30, possible to developed as second typhoon "BASYANG" to enter PAR for 2014.

PAGASA sighted Low Pressure Area (LPA), now developed and intensified into tropical STORM, 500 km East of Northeast of Hinatuan Surigao del Sur as of 10 am January 31, 2014.

Previous LPA has a HIGH chance of becoming a typhoon in 24 hours and once developed, it will be called "BASYANG" - the second typhoon to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2014.

PAGASA LPA/BASYANG Forecast Track and Rain Volume

PAGASA second Typhoon "BASYANG" 3 days forecast track as of Jan. 31, 2014

Signal #2 (61-100 kph winds)
Luzon: NONE
Visayas: Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar, Samar and Camotes
Mindanao: Camiguin, Dinagat Province, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Northern part of Surigao del Sur and Northern part of Agusan del Norte

Signal #1 (30-60 kph winds)
Luzon: Masbate and Cuyo Island
Visayas: Northern Samar, Biliran Island, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
Mindanao: Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, rest of Agusan del Norte, rest of Surigao del Norte, rest of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Northern part of Bukidnon and Zamboanga del Norte

Forecast Track:
(1) in the vicinity of Naga, Cebu - Saturday Morning
(2) 133 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City - Sunday Morning
(3) 729 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City or outside PAR

Strength:  65 kph near center

Gustiness:  Up to 80 kph

Movement: West at 30 kph

Possible Landfall: Southern Leyte - Northern Tip of Surigao del Norte late tonight or early tomorrow morning .

Rainfall Volume: 5-15 mm/hr (moderate - heavy) within 400 km.

Distance to Land: 500 km East of Northeast of Hinatuan Surigao del Sur

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:  There is no existing typhoon within PAR as of 5 am, February 2, 2014


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