Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PAGASA Weather Update: Tropical Storm Butchoy

 PAGASA Weather Update: Tropical Storm Butchoy

Tropical Storm Butchoy
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported last Tuesday that Philippines is facing the second typhoon of the year named‘Butchoy’ (international name: Guchol) which may hit the country on Thursday evening.

Based on the 5 p.m. weather forecast of PAGASA, tropical storm Guchol is still in the Pacific Ocean.

PAGASA’s 5 p.m. bulletin also warned of continuing rains due to a shallow low-pressure area in Mindanao and a southwest monsoon over Luzon. 

It warned of floods and landslides in some parts of Mindanao and Western Visayas as a separate potential cyclone moved closer to about 110km southwest of Cotabato City.

“Mindanao and Western Visayas will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Davao provinces, Southern Mindanao and Zamboanga provinces which may trigger flash floods and landslides," it said.
At 8:00 a.m. yesterday, the Shallow Low Pressure Area (SLPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data 210 km East of Northern Mindanao (9.5°N 128.0°E), while the Southwest Monsoon continues to affect Luzon. These weather systems will bring scattered to widespread rains over Northern Mindanao and the western section of Northern and Central Luzon.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Butchoy (International name Guchol) was estimated 1,370 km East of Mindanao (9.3°N, 140.7°E) or over the Caroline Islands with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness up to 80 kph. It is moving Westward at 15 kph and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow or early Friday.

1 comment:

  1. We must be ready in all times when storms and typhoons attack us if ever. Hope this coming rainy season, no strong storms and huge floods will come. That’s why according to the Philippines Weatherupdate we must still be ready for the upcoming rains that will enter to out country.