PAGASA Weather Update: Bagyong Ferdie Moving Away From The PhilippinesBy May Shella Mojana-Macuha on Jul 21, 2012 in Asia, Weather •
Tropical Depression Ferdie is now moving in a west northwest direction away from the Philippines, PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin Number Five issued at 5:00pm today reported.
According to the weather bulletin, Ferdie‘s center was located at 240km west northwest of Laoag City as of 4:00pm. It moves west northwest at 15 kph with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is expected to be outside the Philippine area of responsibility, 380 km west northwest of Laoag City on Sunday morning.
Bagyong Ferdie Satellite Image as of 4:32pm July 21, 2012
Credit: PAGASA / DOST
Public storm warning signal no. 1 is still up in three areas, namely, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra.
The following notice have been included in the 5:00pm weather bulletin:
Estimated rainfall amount is heavy – intense (10 – 25 mm per hour) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides due to enhanced Southwest monsoon especially the western section of Luzon and Visayas.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the western seaboard of Luzon due to the combined effect of Tropical Depression “FERDIE” and the Southwest 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 P.M. today.
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