Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tropical Storm Rumbia (Gorio) Update #5

Issued (22 UTC) 6am PhT 063013

Tropical Storm Rumbia (Gorio) continues to move across Southern Luzon and is currently passing just south of the capital. The storm was last located approximately 40km south southwest of Manila. Maximum sustained winds are at 65kph with gusts of up to 85kph. TS Rumbia is moving west northwestward at 30kph.

As of 5am this morning, PAGASA has raised Public Storm Warning Signal #2 for the following areas: Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon Province, Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, and Lubang Island. Signal #1 for La Union, Benguet, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Polilio Island, Southern Aurora, Camarines Provinces, Albay, Burias Island, Romblon, Coron Island, and Calamian Group of Islands.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the cloudiness associated with Tropical Storm Rumbia is now moving across Southern Luzon regions. Convective activity is starting to rebuild near the storm's center, just as it passes near Metro Manila. As the system pulls away, we're also starting to see rain taper off across Eastern Visayas and the Bicol Region.

Radar Image from PAGASA

Latest radar image out of the Subic Doppler Radar shows widespread moderate rains moving into Central and Southern Luzon. Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and nearby areas should expect the rains to continue with possible accumulations of up to 100mm increasing the likelihood of flooding and landslides. If you are in prone areas, coordinate with your local officials for the latest reports in your area. For the latest radar image and rainfall reports, please click HERE (ClimateX PH Website)

Tropical Storm Rumbia will continue moving west northwestward and should exit into the South China Sea later this afternoon. Rains will continue for Central and Southern Luzon throughout the day today but should begin to ease later tonight into tomorrow.

We'll have another update later today.

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