Typhoon Pedring PAGASA Update - September 26, 2011

Typhoon Pedring (Bagyong Pedring) has "slightly intensified as it continues to threaten Isabela-Aurora Area," the PAGASA said Monday afternoon.
Typhoon Pedring (Bagyong Pedring) satellite image as of 5 p.m., September 26, 2011 | Source: PAGASA
According to the 5 p.m. bulletin issued by the state weather bureau, Typhoon Pedring was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 260 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (15.6°N, 124.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph.

Public Storm Warning Signals have also been hoisted in the following areas:

Signal Number 3 - Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Aurora, Quirino, and Isabela;

Signal Number 2 - Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Rest of Quezon, Rizal, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Cagayan and Metro Manila;

Signal Number 1 - Ticao Island, Masbate, Marinduque, Batangas, Cavite, Bataan, Pampanga, Zambales, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Apayao, Calayan, and Babuyan Group of Islands.

The PAGASA also added the following advisories:
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour within the 650 km diameter of the typhoon.

Typhoon Pedring is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas.

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