WEATHER BULLETIN No. 5
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: Tropical Depression “#QueeniePH”
ISSUED AT 05:00 AM, 27 November 2014
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11AM today)
“QUEENIE” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AND IS NOW CONTINUES TO TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN VISAYAS.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “QUEENIE” was estimated based on available data in the vicinity of Tagbilaran City (9.8°N, 124.0°E).
Strength: Maximum winds of 55 kph near the center.
Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.
Forecast Positions: “QUEENIE” is expected to cross Southern Cebu and Negros Oriental this morning and will be over Southern Negros Occidental before noon today. By tomorrow morning, it is expected to be at 100 km North of Puerto Princesa City, and at 590 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City by Saturday morning or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours):
•Palawan including the Calamian Group of Islands.
•Southern Cebu Including Cebu City
•Southern Negros Occidental
•Siquijor Guimaras Island
•Surigao del Norte
•Agusan del Norte
•Zamboanga del Norte
•Public storms warning signals elsewhere are now lowered.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from 7 – 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
•Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#1 as well as the rest of Mindanao are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
•Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the Eastern seaboard of Visayas.
•The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11AM today.