Friday, October 15, 2010

Philippines Weather Advisory "Megi"

Weather Advisory No. 05
Issued at 11:00 a.m., 15 October 2010.

As of 10:00 a.m. today, the Tropical Storm with international name "MEGI" over the Marianas was estimated at 1,300 km east of Southern Luzon (14.7°N, 137.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is moving west northwest at 20 kph.

This weather disturbance is expected to enter the PAR between 12 mn and 2 a.m. tomorrow and may landfall over the eastern coast of Cagayan-Isabela area on Monday afternoon (October 18).

General public and local disaster risk reduction managers - are advised to prepare and take precautionary measures

Fishermen - advised not to venture over the eastern and northern coasts of Luzon

Farmers - advised to monitor weather updates

Travelers - advised not to travel starting on sunday morning, particularly in landslide prone areas of Northern and Eastern Luzon

The next update will be incorporated within the regular issuance of public weather forecast at 5 p.m. today and the next advisory will be issued at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

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