Monday, 30 July 2012

Typhoon Helen and Typhoon Gener PAGASA Latest Update

Here's Typhoon Gener and Typhoon Helen PAGASA Latest Update ! Earlier PAGASA reported two Low Pressure Area (LPA) has been sighted and as soon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility it will be codenamed 'Gener' and "Helen"

At 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm "GENER" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 330 km East Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan (19.4°N, 124.9°E). Maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. Forecast to move North Northwest at 11 kph.

Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Rroup of Islands and Batanes Group of Islands will experience stormy weather while Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao will have rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough to very rough. The rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Visayas will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and coming from the Northeast to Northwest over the rest of Luzon. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

Today, July 30, the Department of Education (DepEd) and local officials announced class suspensions Monday in most parts of Metro Manila and some nearby areas due to heavy rains spawned by tropical storm Gener and the southwest monsoon.

August 3 Update:
According to PAGASA, at 8 a.m, today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,070 km East of Northern Luzon (16.7°N, 134.0°E). It is still too far to affect any part of the country. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon will continue to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon and Visayas becoming widespread rains over western section of Luzon which may continue to trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Meanwhile, at 10:00 p.m. 02 August 2012, the center of Tropical Storm "GENER" was located based on satellite and surface data at 560 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (26.0°N, 121.3°E).

August 5 Update:
Issued at: 5:00 a.m., Today, 05 August 2012
Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Issued at: 5:00 a.m., Today, 06 August 2012
Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon.
  • FLOOD ALERT: North Ave. coner Mindanao Avenue intersection; gutter deep as of 6:40 PM. 
  • Evening classes in FEU Manila, Aug 6, suspended upon orders of President Lydia Echauz.
  • FLOOD ALERT: R. Papa Rizal Ave. 22 inches, not passable to light vehicles as of 6:32 PM.
  • Green warning signal, itinaas ng PAGASA sa buong Metro Manila; Mga residente, inalerto sa posibleng paglikas.
  • La Mesa Dam now at 80.14m as of 630pm. Red alert level. Overflow can happen anytime (80.15m). Forced evacuation, strongly urged |
August 7 Update:
At 9:40 AM Tuesday, Palace suspends work in PRIVATE offices in NCR, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.

August 11 Update:
A potential cyclone – an active low-pressure area – entered Philippine territory Saturday afternoon and may become a tropical depression in two to three days, state weather forecasters said.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Jun Galang said the active low-perssure area (ALPA) is too far to affect the country directly.

Once the ALPA becomes a cyclone, it will be locally codenamed "Helen."

August 13 Update:
Bagyong Helen has intensified into a Tropical Storm and is now threatening Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Monday, August 13, 2012.

Public storm warning signal no. 1 (45-60 kph winds) is up in Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Cagayan, Babuyan, as well as the Calayan and Batanes groups of islands.


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