Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PAGASA 13th Typhoon "MARIO" Forecast Track - To HIT N. LUZON

PAGASA 13th Typhoon "MARIO" Forecast Track as of September 20, 2014

After Typhoon "LUIS" battered Northern Luzon a few days ago, PAGASA sighted the 13th typhoon to enter PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) at 137 km Northwest of Laoag City as of 4am, September 20, 2014.

Tropical Storm "MARIO" has slowed down and intensified while moving over the Luzon Strait. The combined effect of TS "MARIO" and HABAGAT (Southwest Monsoon) will bring moderate to strong winds over Central Luzon and the rest of Northern Luzon. Moreover, these areas will have moderate to heavy rains which may trigger landslides and flashfloods.

PAGASA 13th Typhoon "MARIO" Forecast Track and Rain Volume

Coordinates: 19.1 N,  119.7E

Signal #2 (61-100 kph winds)
Luzon: Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Batanes Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte
Visayas: NONE
Mindanao: NONE

Signal #1 (30-60 kph winds)
Luzon: Cagayan, Kalinga, Abra and Ilocos Sur.
Visayas: NONE
Mindanao: NONE

Forecast Track:
(1) 254 km Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes - Sunday Morning
(2) outside PAR - Monday Morning

Strength: 95 kph near center

Gustiness: 120 kph

Movement: North at 15 kph

Possible Landfall: Northern Luzon

Rainfall Volume: 7 - 20 mm/hr (moderate - intense) within 350 km diameter

Distance to Land: 137 km Northwest of Laoag City

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

Updates: Typhoon "MARIO" is already out of PAR as of September 22, 2014 leaving 11 dead, 12 injured and 2 missing (as of September 21, 2014) and 258,976 affected families (as of September 22, 2104).

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