'Bagyong Crising' PAGASA weather update April 15, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Crising' has slightly intensified as it moves closer to Samar provinces, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. weather update on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

'Bagyong Crising' PAGASA weather update April 15, 2017

At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Crising' was estimated based on all available data at 220 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar(10.9°N, 127.7°E).

'Crising' has maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 68 kph.

The cylone on Holy Week is expected to make landfall over Samar Island this afternoon (Black Saturday).

UPDATE: 'Bagyong Crising' makes landfall over Hernani, Eastern Samar

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) in at least 14 areas:

  • Sorsogon
  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Burias Island
  • Romblon
  • Masbate including Ticao Island
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Northern portion of Leyte

Impacts of the wind:
  • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

PAGASA advised those residents in areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) 1 to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The weather bureau also announced the possible inclusion of Camarines Norte, Marinduque and Mindoro provinces under TCWS 1 in the next bulletin.

Here's 'Bagyong Crising' forecast position in the next 96 hours:

  • 24 Hour (Sunday, April 16 morning): 70 km West of Masbate City, Masbate(12.3°N, 123.0°E)
  • 48 Hour (Monday, April 17 morning): 200 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan(13.1°N, 118.8°E)
  • 72 Hour (Tuesday morning): 310 km West Southwest of Iba, Zambales(14.6°N, 117.2°E)
  • 96 Hour (Wednesday morning): 340 km West Northwest of Iba, Zambales(16.3°N, 117.0°E)
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