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PAGASA Weather Forecast: Bagyong (Tropical Storm) “Sendong” Update as of December 16 11 am

By on Dec 16, 2011 in Asia, Science, Weather Comments

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) released its Tropical Storm “Sendong” update as of Friday, December 16 11 a.m.

PAGASA weather satellite image for
Tropical Storm (Bagyong) Sendong

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As posted at that day, Bagyong Sendong is at 180 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 10 a.m. (local time) and has slightly intensified as it moves toward Davao Oriental.

According to PAGASA, tropical storm “Sendong” has a maximum winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness up to 90 kph, and is being expected to make its landfall in the early afternoon over Davao Oriental.

In line with this, PAGASA raised Public Storm Signal No. 2 in 5 provinces in the Visayas region, which include Southern Leyte, Bohol, Southern Cebu, Southern Negros, and Siquijor Island.

For Mindanao, 16 provinces are now affected by Public Storm Signal No. 2, including Surigao Del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan Provinces, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Samal Island, Lanao Provinces, Misamis Provinces, Zamboanga Provinces, North Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Maguindanao.

Meanwhile, Public Storm Signal No. 1 was raised to ten Visayan provinces which include Eastern and Western Samar, Northern Leyte, Northern Cebu, Northern Negros, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique, Aklan, and Guimaras Province.

PAGASA also raised Public Storm Signal No. 1 to Davao Del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani Province, and in Basilan Province, as well as in Palawan and Cuyo Island.

As of this writing, other Luzon provinces and National Capital Region (NCR) including Metro Manila have no public storm signal warning, with PAGASA noting that Bagyong Sendong is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday evening.

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