PAGASA releases 'Bagyong Mario' weather update (September 18, 2014)

MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA in an update released on Thursday as of 5:00pm (September 18, 2014) said that 'Bagyong Mario' has maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon.

Typhoon Mario PAGASA Update September 18, 2014
Typhoon Mario PAGASA Update September 18, 2014

At 4:00 PM today, the center of 'Bagyong Mario' was estimated based on radar and all available data at 576 km East of Infanta, Quezon (14.9°N, 127.0°E).

Typhoon Mario has a maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26 kph.

Typhoon “Mario” is expected to be in the vicinity of Sta. Ana, Cagayan by tomorrow afternoon (September 19) and in the vicinity of Calayan Group of Islands by Saturday afternoon (September 20). By Sunday afternoon, it is expected to be at 421 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Track of Typhoon Mario

The provinces of Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands and Northern Isabela will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas as Public Storm Warning Signal 2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs).

Meanwhile, Public Storm Warning Signal 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) was raised in Catanduanes, rest of Isabela, Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Batanes Group of Islands.

Areas under Signal No. 1 will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Eastern and Central Visayas and Bicol Region will be cloudy with moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Signal No.Typhoon Mario September 18, 2014

The rest of Luzon and of Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

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 and TS “MARIO” will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Bicol Region and Eastern and Central Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

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

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