Typhoon Pedring and PAGASA Weather Update, September 27, 5pm

By on Sep 27, 2011 in Asia, Weather, World Comments
Typhoon Pedring

Typhoon Pedring

Typhoon Pedring, based on Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) latest weather forecast as of 5p.m. today, September 27, 2011, has maintained its strength and is now in the west Philippine sea. PAGASA expects Typhoon Pedring to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow afternoon.

Rene Paciente of PAGASA confirmed that heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Pedring has forced Angat Dam to open their water gates at 4 p.m. today. The weather bureau explained that the Angat River can still handle the volume of water coming out of Angat dam and will not cause further flooding in the area of Bulacan. PAGASA denied that La Mesa dam has overflowed due to Typhoon Pedring. As of 6 p.m. other dams that released water are Magat Dam and Ipo Dam.

About two million Meralco customers were without electricity today due to Typhoon Pedring. Power lines were down in several areas that forced the electric distributor to cut their power supply.

Public Storm warning signal number 3 were raised in the area of Ilocos Sur, Lau Union, Benguet, Pangasinan. Signal number 2 is still up in Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Tarlac and Zambales. Metro Manila is now under public warning storm signal number 1 together with Babuyan Islands, Cagayan, Calayan group of islands, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Bataan.

While Typhoon Pedring is still on its way out of the country, a new tropical depression Quiel is now being monitored by PAGASA. Tropical Depression Quiel is expected to enter the PAR by Saturday.

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