PAGASA Weather Update for Typhoon OMPONG as of 4:00 PM 12 September 2018. - PH Trending

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

PAGASA Weather Update for Typhoon OMPONG as of 4:00 PM 12 September 2018.

Issued at: 4:00 AM, 12 September 2018


SYNOPSIS: TYPHOON MANGKHUT HAS ENTERED THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY AND WAS NAMED "OMPONG".
Typhoon OMPONG entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 3:00 PM this afternoon. The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon.

The province of Catanduanes will experience the peripheral effects of OMPONG within the next 36 hours, bringing occasional rains and gusty winds.

The typhoon may reach a peak intensity of 220 / 270 kph (max/gust) tomorrow (September 13).
TY OMPONG is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday (September 15).

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL #1 
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs): Catanduanes
->Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
->Light damage to medium to low risk structures
->Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
->Twigs of small trees may be broken.
->Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

FORECAST:  


Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon "OMPONG" was located based on all available data at 1,145 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0 °N, 134.8 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h
Forecast Movement: Moving West at 20 km/h
Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 820 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte(14.9°N, 130.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday afternoon):450 km Northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte(16.8°N, 126.1°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday afternoon): 70 km North of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(18.8°N, 120.7°E)
  • 96 Hour(Sunday afternoon):610 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.7°N, 115.4°E)
  • 120 Hour(Monday afternoon):1,275 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(22.0°N, 109.1°E)
Weather information is courtesy of DOST PAGASA.

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