Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tropical Depression Banyan (Ramon) Update #5 Brief

Banyan (Ramon) has weakened to a Tropical Depression tonight. It was last located 100km west northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro or about 100km southwest of Manila. Maximum sustained winds have decreased slightly to 55kph gusting to 75kph. Banyan is moving northwestward at 20kph.

As of 11pm, Signal #1 remains in effect for Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Lubang Island, Romblon, Southern Quezon, Northern Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Bataan, Southern Zambales, Metro Manila, Aklan, and Antique. Signal Warnings elsewhere have been lowered.

Latest Radar Image at Subic shows thick bands of widespread moderate to heavy rain now moving in to Southern Luzon and NCR area. Areas here will likely receive rainfall of 100 to even 200mm overnight.

You can view that Radar Image (from PAGASA) by clicking HERE

Banyan should continue moving northwestward and should move into the South China Sea by early tomorrow morning. It could be out of the PAR by Friday morning.

We'll have more update this afternoon.
Issued (1630 UTC) 1230am PhT 101311

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