Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TS Banyan (Ramon) Update #3 Brief

TS Banyan (Ramon) moving just east of Surigao. It maintains tropical storm strength and is moving northwestward at 20kph.

As of 5am today, Signal #2 is in effect for Western Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte Provinces, Biliran, Camotes Island, Northern Cebu, Bohol, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Camiguin Island, and Agusan Del Norte. Signal #1 for Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Camarines Sur, Southern Quezon, Catanduanes, Albay, Burias Island, Sorsogon, Masbate, Ticao Island, Northern Samar,, Panay Island, Guimaras, Negros Provinces , Rest of Cebu , Siquijor Island, Misamis Oriental, and Agusan del Sur.

Banyan is forecast to affect the southern tip of Samar by 7am this morning and then continue towards Leyte by 12am. Heavy rain is now falling across much of Visayas and Northern Mindanao. Expect rainfall amounts of 100 to 200mm in the next 12 hours.

We'll have more update regarding track and rainfall amounts in our afternoon update.
Issued (2130 UTC) 530am PhT 101211

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