on Typhoon Nanmadol/14W/Mina
as of 26 August 2011 @ 5:21am Ph Time
Typhoon NANMADOL/14W/MINA rapidly gained more strength and is now a very dangerous Category 4 Typhoon...aiming for Extreme Northern Luzon! It is about 210 km ESE of Ilagan, Isabela. Wind gusts in the area are estimated at 260 kph. MINA is forecast to move westward to WNW at 9 kph.
4-Day Typhoon NANMADOL/14W/MINA
Forecast Positions & Strength
AREAS HAVING PUBLIC STORM SIGNAL WARNING
(above 185 kph winds)
(100 to 185 kph winds)
(60 - 100 kph winds)
(from 45 - 60 kph winds)
Rest of Aurora
|Ilocos Norte |
FORECAST ANALYSIS AND EFFECTS
NANMADOL/14W/MINA's entire western thick rainbands now covers the entire Luzon. Its southern outer bands is still over Camarines Provinces but has left Albay and Masbate where the Southwest Moonsoon quickly filled in. An 18-km eye with deep symmetric convection has been noted in a recent satellite pass. MINA's threat to Northern Luzon is now very high. A possible landfall over the Northeasternmost tip of Cagayan is possible as of this forecast. The typhoon is expected to pass very close to the vicinity of Pananapan and Escarpada Point, Sta. Ana & Palaui Island in Cagayan by 27 August. It shall continue to move NNW near Camiguin Island, Babuyan, Balintang Islands, Sabtang and Ibuhos Island. MINA shall cross Batan Island, Diogo, Itbayat, Siayan, Mabudis and Mavudis Islands over the weekend (28 August). Expect stormy weather over these areas. The system shall maintain Category 4 Typhoon Status on 27 to 28 August with peak wind gusts of 275 kph. The Southwest Moonsoon shall likewise be pulled by this system bringing rainy and windy conditions across the rest of the Philippines. Beware of flashfloods and landslides. MINA shall traverse Okinawa, Japan by 30 August.
Please note that MINA is a very dangerous typhoon. Residents in Northern Luzon should exercise extreme caution! Coastal areas along the eastern seaboard of Luzon shall be very rough.
on Tropical Storm TALAS/15W
as of 26 August 2011 @ 5:32am Ph Time
Tropical Storm TALAS is about 860 km WNW of Saipan. Wind gusts are estimated at 90 kph moving NNW at 14 kph towards Iwo To, Japan. On 31 August, TALAS shall be about 815 km South of Tokyo, Japan with wind gusts of 195 kph.
Tropical Storm TALAS is not a threat to the Philippines and is expected to pass just to the east of the Philippine Area of Responsiblity.
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