PAGASA: Typhoon 'Santi' weakens |Bagyong 'Santi' October 12, 2013 update

Manila, Philipppines - PAGASA announces today, October 12, 2013 at 5:00am that typhoon “Santi” has weakened after crossing Central Luzon and is moving towards the West Philippine sea. Bagyong “SANTI” is expected to be at 470 km West of Iba, Zambales by tomorrow morning or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Track of Typhoon October 12, 2013

At 5:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon #SantiPH was over the West Philippine Sea or 25 km West of Iba, Zambales (15.4°N, 119.8°E). Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move West at 22 kph.

The weather bureau raised the following PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNALS:

Signal #3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs): Zambales and Pangasinan

Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs): La Union, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga and Bataan

Signal #1(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours):Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Lubang Islands.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 - 25.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within the 400 km diameter of the Typhoon.

In addition, PAGASA issued heavy rainfall warning at 5:00 today. Yellow rainfall alert is raised over the followig areas: MetroManila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Northern Quezon, NuevaEcija, Tarlac, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales.

PAGASA advised that residents in low lying and mountainous areas along the track are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 4 meters. Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered. The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued today.

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