Archive | September 25, 2011

2145 UTC September 25, 2011 (092611 PhT) Typhoon Nesat Update

Typhoon Nesat strengthens slightly as it tracks across the Philippine Sea. It was last located approximately 650km east Manila and is moving westward at 20kph. Maximum sustained winds are now at 140kph gusting to 165kph as per JTWC.

As of 5am today, PAGASA has raised Signal #2 for Isabela, Aurora, Catanduanes, Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur. Signal #1 is up for Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Quezon, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Mt. Province, Kalinga, and Cagayan.

IR Image below shows amazing convection associated with Nesat. Outer bands are now affecting much of Luzon. Manila may not see stormy conditions but still  be on the lookout for occasional downpours and breezy conditions throughout today.

IR from NRLMRY

Forecast continues to bring Nesat towards the Aurora/Isabela area by Tuesday morning as a very strong typhoon.

-WxCaster PAT

0845 UTC September 25, 2011 TY Nesat | TS Haitang Video Update

Hello, this is the latest video update for Typhoon Nesat in the Philippine Sea and also for Tropical Storm Haitang in the South China Sea.

Typhoon Nesat is forecast to make landfall, as Rob said earlier, near Casiguran, Aurora by Tuesday morning (Philippine Time).  As of 5pm today, PAGASA has raised Public Signal Warning #2 for Catanduanes. Signal #1 is in effect for Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Quezon, Polillo Island, and Aurora. These areas will begin feeling stronger winds, rougher seas, and moderate rains of as much as 200mm. If you live along these areas, and the whole Eastern Luzon for that matter, please listen to the news for possible evacuations and other warnings from the authorities.

-WxCaster PAT

Typhoon Nesat Landfall forecasted near Casiguran , Tropical Storm Haitang, 25 SEP 2011

 

Typhoon Nesat continues to develop and move towards the Philippines today bringing the risk of flooding and mudslides across the Country.
The current forecast has the system making landfall near Casiguran on the morning of the 27th as a Super Typhoon.
The winds alone will not be the only risk, severe flooding across the country due to heavy rains coupled with a strong monsoon season this year could cause mudslides.

Also Tropical Storm Haitang moves towards Vietnam where Monsoon rains are also causing destruction this year. Already a week ago six people died due to the floods there and with this Tropical System heading that way the situation could get worst.