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'Bagyong Seniang' PAGASA Weather Update (December 31, 2014)


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MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on its 5:00am update on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 announced that 'Bagyong Seniang' has maintained its strength as it moves closer to Palawan.

'Bagyong Seniang' PAGASA Weather Update (December 31, 2014)


At 4:00 AM today, the center of 'Bagyong Seniang' was estimated based on all available at 150 km Southwest of Cuyo, Palawan (9.7°N, 120.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West Southwest at 13 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (January 1, morning): 130 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City.
  • 48 hour (January 2, morning): 365 km South of Pagasa Island, Outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) .

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL

PSWS#2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)Luzon: Palawan

Impacts of the wind are the following:
  • Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
  • Few large trees uprooted
  • Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
  • Billboards/Signage may roll off
  • Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts are risky

These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

PSWS#1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs) Luzon: Calamian Group of Islands and Cuyo Island

Impacts of the wind are the following:
  • Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
  • Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky

Palawan will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Visayas, Bicol Region and the Provinces of Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblonwill be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light rains. Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon, East to Northeast over Visayas and coming from Southwest to Southeast over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas.

The estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Public Storm Warning signals elsewhere are now lifted.

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