PAG-ASA Public Weather Forecast - Tropical Storm 'QUINTA' Update (December 26, 2012)

Issued at 5:00 pm. today, December 26 2012, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that at 4:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression "Quinta" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 90 km east of Coron, Palawan (11.7°N, 121.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move west at 24 kph. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

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MIMAROPA and Western Visayas will experience rains with gusty winds. CALABARZON, Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will experience light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be cloudy with light rains.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon, Central and Western Visayas and coming from the northeast and east over Eastern Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. 

Weather Bulletin Number SEVEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Depression "QUINTA"
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Tropical Depression "QUINTA" continues to move towards northern Palawan.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
90 km East of Coron, Palawan
Coordinates: 11.7°N, 121.1°E
Strength: Maximum winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: West at 24 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Thursday afternoon: 460 km West of Coron, Palawan
Friday afternoon: 1,010 km West of Coron, Palawan or
over the West Philippine Sea

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Mindoro Provinces
Lubang Island
northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Cuyo Island
Negros Occidental

Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere now lowered.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 350 km diameter of the depression.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced Northeast Monsoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA