Issued at 5:00 pm. today, December 25 2012, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that at 4:00 p.m., today, the center of Tropical Storm “QUINTA” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 90 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.3°N, 126.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move west at 24 kph. Northeast monsoon affecting Luzon.
|The provinces of Eastern and Western Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte,
Biliran, northern Cebu including Camotes Island, Bohol, Dinagat,
Siargao and Surigao Del Norte will experience stormy weather with rough
to very rough seas. The rest of Visayas and CARAGA and the provinces of
Misamis Oriental including Camiguin Island, Northern Samar and Masbate
including Ticao Island will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to
rough seas. CALABARZON, the rest of Bicol and Mindanao will be cloudy
with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Cagayan Valley and
the province of Aurora will experience cloudy skies with light rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with
brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and the rest of Visayas and coming from the northeast to northwest over the rest of Mindanao. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA