Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tropical Storm Nock-Ten (Juaning) Update #13

This is an Intermediate update for latest location, winds, rains, and hour-by-hour forecast.

Tropical Storm Nock-Ten (Juaning) was last located approximately 60km northeast of Baguio City or about 240km north of Manila. Juaning has slightly weakened and maximum sustained winds are now down to 100kph gusting to 130kph. It is still a strong storm that must not be underestimated.

As of 5am, Laoag Aiport is already reporting northeasterly winds of 30-40kph. Clark is reporting up to 60kph winds. NAIA is reporting just 10-20kph. All airports are reporting light to moderate rain at the moment. This conditions of moderate rain and strong gusty winds will continue for at least 6 hours as Juaning moves into Ifugao, Mt. Province, and La Union/Ilocos Sur area.

Signal #2 is still up for Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga. Isabela, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, and Quirino. Signal #1 for  Aurora, Apayao, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Northern Quezon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, and Metro Manila.

We are forecasting Juaning to continue moving west northwestward and should exit Luzon later tonight.

Hour-by-hour forecast:
6pm: Within 50km north of Baguio, moving across Ifugao
7pm: Within 60km southwest of Vigan, moving across Mt. Province/Northern Benguet
8pm: Within 60km north of San Fernando (La Union), moving across La Union/Ilocos Sur, winds down to 85kph
9pm: Within 80km north of Dagupan, exiting Luzon, winds around 70-80kph
10pm: Over South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), moving westward away from Luzon, winds around 80kph

Our next update will be around 12 midnight tonight. So until then, make sure you stay tuned to your local news channel/radio stations for possible shifts in the forecasts and warnings from PAGASA.
Issued (0930 UTC) 530pm PhT 072711

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