GlendaPH (Rammasun): Severe Weather Bulletin No.8A issued 2:30 PM, 15 July 2014

Severe Weather Bulletin No.8A #GlendaPH
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun)
Issued At 2:30 PM, 15 July 2014
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today)

TYPHOON “GLENDA” HAS INTENSIFIED SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO CATARMAN, NORTHERN SAMAR

Location of eye/center: At 2:00 PM today, Typhoon “GLENDA” was estimated based on all available data and PAGASA Virac Radar at 60 km North Northeast of Catarman, Northern Samar or 110 km East Southeast of Legazpi City, Albay (13.0°N, 124.8°E).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move West at 24 kph.

Forecast Positions: Typhoon “GLENDA” is expected make landfall over Albay-Sorsogon area this afternoon then cross Albay towards Southern Luzon. It is expected to be in the vicinity of NCR by tomorrow morning and will exit the Luzon landmass via Zambales area by afternoon. By Thursday morning, it will be at 300 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur and by Friday morning, it is expected to be in the vicinity of Southern China

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL:

PSWS #3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hours)
• #Catanduanes#Albay#Sorsogon#CamarinesNorte#CamarinesSur,#Masbate#SouthernQuezon#Marinduque#NorthernSamar, northern part of#Samar, and northern paart of #EasternSamar

PSWS #2 (Winds of 61-100 Kph is expected in at least 24 hours)
• #NorthernQuezon including #PolilloIslands#Batangas#Cavite#Laguna#Rizal,#Bulacan#Pampanga#Bataan#Biliran, rest of #Samar, rest of #EasternSamar, northern part of #Leyte province, and #MetroManila

PSWS #1 (Winds of 30-60 Kph is expected in at least 36 hours)
• #Romblon#OrientalMindoro#OccidentalMindoro#Zambales, #Tarlac, #NuevaEcija, #NuevaVizcaya, #Quirino, #Benguet, #LaUnion, #Pangasinan, #Aurora, southern part of #Leyte province, #CamotesIslands, and #NorthernCebu including #Cebu City.

• Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under signal #3, #2, & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 3 meters.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 20.0 mm per hour (moderate to intense) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon.
• Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
• The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5PM today.

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