25 December 2012

Philippine: Tropical Storm "Quinta"

Just as predicted by the PAGASA after the Typhoon Bopha locally named as "Pablo", here comes a Tropical Storm "Quinta" to hit Christmas. And now, it is December 25, 2012. And the latest updates from PAGASA as issued at 11:00 AM December 25, 2012. Here's the update.


Updates:

  • 06:27 PM December 26, 2012

WEATHER BULLETIN #07
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TROPICAL DEPRESSION “#QuintaPH”
ISSUED AT 05:00 PM, 26 DECEMBER 2012
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11PM today)
TROPICAL DEPRESSION "QUINTA" CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS NORTHERN PALAWAN.
Location of eye/center: At 04:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression “QUINTA” was estimated 90 Km East of Coron, Palawan (11.7°N, 121.1°E).
STRENGTH: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.
MOVEMENT: Forecast to move West at 24 kph.
FORECAST POSITIONS: Tropical Depression “QUINTA” is expected to be at 460 km West of Coron, Palawan tomorrow afternoon. By friday afternoon, it is expected to be at 1,010 km West of Coron, Palawan or over the West Philippine Sea.
PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #1:
(Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours) 
Luzon: Mindoro Provinces including Lubang group of Island, Romblon, Northern Palawan including Calamian group of island and Cuyo Island, and Marinduque.
Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros Occidental
Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere now lowered.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate-heavy) within the 350 km diameter of the depression.
•Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
•Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to enhanced Northeast Monsoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11PM today 
  • 05:35 PM - December 25, 2012 - PAGASA posted an update issued at 5:00 PM via Facebook DOST_PAGASA Page Photo


WEATHER BULLETIN #3TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TROPICAL STORM “QUINTA”
ISSUED AT 5:00 PM, 25 DECEMBER 2012
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today) 

TROPICAL STORM “QUINTA” HAS INTENSIFIED FURTHER AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS EASTERN VISAYAS. 

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “QUINTA” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 90 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.3°N, 126.5°E).
STRENGTH: Maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
MOVEMENT: Forecast to move West at 24 kph.
FORECAST POSITIONS: Tropical Storm “QUINTA” is expected to be at 50 km East of Cuyo Island tomorrow afternoon and at 320 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday afternoon. By Friday afternoon, it is expected to be at 870 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City or outside the area of responsibility.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #2:(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected within the next 24 hours)

  • Visayas: Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Northern Cebu including Camotes Island
  • Mindanao: Dinagat Province, Siargao Island, and Surigao Del Norte.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #1:(Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours)

  • Visayas: Northern Samar, Masbate including Ticao Island, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Provinces, and Siquijor.
  • Mindanao: Agusan Del Norte, Agusan Del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and Surigao Del Sur.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 350 km diameter of the storm.
• Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
• Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today
  • At 02:00 p.m. today, 25 December 2012, the center of Tropical Storm "QUINTA" was estimated at 130 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar(10.4°N, 127.1°E).

Tropical Storm "Quinta"
AT  0000 25 DECEMBER TROPICAL STORM (WUKONG) {1225} UPGRADED FROM 
TROPICAL DEPRESSION

WEATHER BULLETIN #2


ISSUED AT 11:00 AM, 25 DECEMBER 2012: (Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be released at 5 PM today).

“QUINTA” HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARDS EASTERN VISAYAS.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “QUINTA” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.4°N, 128.3°E).
STRENGTH: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

MOVEMENT: Forecast to move West at 19 kph.

FORECAST POSITIONS: Tropical Storm “QUINTA” is expected to be in the vicinity of Leyte tomorrow morning and in the vicinity of Coron, Palawan by Thursday morning. By Friday morning, it is expected to be at 450 km West of Coron, Palawan. 

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #1:

(Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours)

Visayas: Northern Samar, Western Samar, Biliran, Bohol, and Cebu including Camotes Island.

Mindanao: Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Provinces, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin.



PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #2:

(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected within the next 24 hours)

Visayas: Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte

Mindanao: Dinagat Province, Siargao Island



WARNINGS:


•Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 350 km diameter of the storm.
•Residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
•Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Visayas and Mindanao. 

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.

Track of the Tropical Storm QUINTA




What is a Tropical storm?

A tropical storm is an organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds between 34 knots (39 mph) and 64 knots (74 mph). At this point, the distinctive cyclonic shape starts to develop, although an eye is not usually present. Government weather services first assign names to systems that reach this intensity (thus the term named storm).

image was taken from Guam MTSAT IR color
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/guam/guamloops/guamircolor.html
 24-HOUR WEATHER FORECAST ON SELECTED CITIES


Sources:


http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_storm#Tropical_storm
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/guam/guamloops/guamircolor.html

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