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PAGASA Weather Update: Typhoon Mario weakens while traversing Babuyan Channel


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MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on Friday night, September 19, 2014 update said that Typhoon Mario (international name: Fung Wong) has slightly weakened while traversing Babuyan Channel.

Typhoon Mario weakens while traversing Babuyan Channel


At 8:00 PM today, the center of Typhoon Mario was estimated based on radar and other available data at 59 km Northeast of Laoag City (18.7°N, 120.4°E). 'Mario' has a maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph.

By tomorrow afternoon (September 20), tropical storm will be at 216 Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes and by Sunday afternoon , it will be at 499 km North Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNALS:

Typhoon Mario PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNALS

Public Storm Warning Signal 2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs) was raised in Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Batanes Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Public Storm Warning Signal 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) in Isabela, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Abra and Ilocos Sur.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The estimated rainfall amount is from 7–20 mm per hour (moderate - intense) within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

The combined effect of Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and Tropical Storm Mario will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the western seaboard of Northern Luzon, seaboards of southern and Central Luzon and Visayas.

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