SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #5
FOR: TROPICAL STORM “#SeniangPH”
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 29 DECEMBER 2014
“SENIANG” HAS INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM AND MADE LANDFALL OVER HINATUAN, SURIGAO DEL SUR.
• Has made landfall over Bakulin, Hinatuan Surigao del Sur early this morning and will exit the landmass of Agusan del Norte by noon then will traverse Bohol sea.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 30 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
• Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and
PSWS#1 especially Caraga Region as well as over Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
• Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters.
• Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and the seaboard of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.
Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “SENIANG” was estimated based on all available data including Hinatuan Doppler radar in the vicinity Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.6°N, 126.3°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 11 kph.
• 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 125 km North Northwest of Cagayan de Oro City.
• 48 hour (Wednesday morning): 205 km Northwest of Dipolog City.
• 72 hour (Thursday morning): 75 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL
SIGNAL #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)*
Visayas: Bohol and Siquijor.
Mindanao: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur,Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.
Impacts of the Wind:
• Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
• Few large trees uprooted
• Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
• Billboards/Signage may roll off
• Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts is risky.
*These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
SIGNAL #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)**<