Typhoon Kabayan - PAGASA Latest Forecast


LATEST TPDATES ON BAGYONG KABAYAN (11PM, Aug. 2): Typhoon Kabayan has maintained its strength as it moves in a West Northwest direction, PAGASA said on its weather bulletin issued at 11 PM.

It was located at 1,080 km east northwest of Basco, Batanes (23.7°N, 133.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 165 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 200 kph.

"Kabayan" is now moving West Northwest at 15 kph (previously at 11 kph).

A new Low Pressure Area (LPA) is being monitored by PAGASA and it's estimated at 105 km Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. (18.0°N, 119.5°E).

Bagyong Kabayan is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning.


PREVIOUS UPDATES (5PM, Aug. 2):
As of 2PM Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Typhoon Kabayan was located based on satellite and surface data at 1,130 km east northwest of Basco, Batanes (22.7°N, 134.1°E), based on PAGASA's Weather Bulletin issued at 5PM today.

Kabayan has a maximum sustained winds of 165 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 200 kph. Bagyong Kabayan is being forecast to move west northwest at 11 kph.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Lando which developed yesterday is now just a Low Pressure Area (LPA) and also at 2PM today, was estimated at 130 km northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

PAGASA 24-hour forecast (from 5pm August 2 to 5pm August 3):
"The western section of Luzon will experience monsoon rains which may trigger
flashfloods and landslides. Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and
Visayas and coming from the south to southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough."

PAGTAYA:
"Ang kalakhang Maynila ay makakaranas ng pag-ulan dulot ng habagat na maaaring magdulot ng mga pagbaha at ang look ng maynila ay magiging katamtaman hanggang sa maalon. ang tinatayang agwat ng temperatura ay mula 24 hanggang 28 antas ng celsius
(75°f hanggang 82°f).

Ang kanlurang bahagi ng Luzon ay makakaranas ng mga pag-ulan dulot ng habagat na maaaring magdulot ng mga pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa. Ang kanlurang Kabisayaan at nalalabing bahagi ng Luzon ay magkakaroon ng madalas na maulap na kalangitan na may
kalat-kalat na pag-ulan at pagkidlat-pagkulog. Ang natitirang bahagi ng bansa ay magiging bahagya hanggang sa maulap na may pulupulong pag-ulan o pagkidlat-pagkulog.

Katamtaman hanggang sa malakas na hangin mula sa timog-kanluran ang iiral sa Luzon at Kabisayaan at magmumula naman sa timog hanggang timog-kanluran sa nalalabing bahagi ng bansa. Ang mga baybaying dagat sa buong kapuluan ay magiging katamtaman
hanggang sa maalon."

Due to heavy rains causing floods, classes in preschool, elementary and highschool in Metro Manila were suspended whole day today. And from 1PM onwards, classes in college level and work in government offices were also suspended, as ordered by the Malacanang.

Be safe everyone.


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