'Bagyong Salome' PAGASA weather update 8PM November 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Salome' has maintained strength and is now in the vicinity of Batangas, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 p.m. update on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

'Bagyong Salome' PAGASA weather update 8PM November 9, 2017
Satellite image of Tropical Depression Salome as of 6:30 pm. Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA
At 7:00 p.m. today, Tropical Depression 'Salome' made landfall over San Juan, Batangas. The center of the weather system was estimated based on all available data at the vicinity of Bulsa, San Juan (13.7 °N, 121.4 °E).

'Bagyong Salome' has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 25 kph.

WALANG PASOK: Class suspensions on Friday, November 10, 2017

Salome is expected to be closer in Metro Manila at around 8-12 pm tonight which will bring moderate to heavy rains with occasional gusty winds.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 380 km West of Iba, Zambales(14.9°N, 116.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Saturday afternoon):575 km North Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(15.9°N, 112.5°E)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday afternoon): 790 km Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(16.8°N, 109.9°E)

Bagyong Salome track

Tropical cyclone warning signal TCWS No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) was raised in 20 areas: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Southern Zambales, Rizal, Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, Marinduque, Quezon, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 250 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Residents under TCWS #1 as well as Central Luzon are advised to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel is risky over areas under TCWS #1 due to moderate to rough seas, PAGSA said.

Salome is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Saturday morning.

— The Summit Express

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