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PAGASA 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast

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Issued at:4:00 AM today, 22 August 2018 SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon. Meanwhile, at 3:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon CIMARON was located based on all available data at 2,000 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.2 °N, 141.1 °E)[OUTSIDE PAR] with maximum sustained winds of 145 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 180 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 25 km/h. TYPHOON SOULIK LOCATION OF THE EYE (3PM): 1,245 KM NORTH NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (29.9 °N, 128.6 °E)[OUTSIDE PAR] MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 160 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: 195 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWEST AT 25 KM/H FORECAST W EATHER CONDITIONS Place Weather Condition Caused by Impacts Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Batanes, and Babuyan Group of Islands Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms Southwest Monsoon Possible flooding and landslides due to scattered rains and thunderstorms Metro Manila and the rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers Localized thunderstorms Possible flash floods and landslides due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains or thunderstorms FORECAST WIND AND COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS Place Winds Coastal Waters (Wave Height) Speed Direction Extreme Northern Luzon Strong to gale Southwest Rough to Very Rough (2.6 – 4.1 m) Visayas and the rest of Luzon Moderate to strong Southwest Moderate to rough (1.2 – 3.7 m) Mindanao Light to moderate Southwest Slight to moderate (0.6 – 1.2 m) EXTREMES OF TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE 24-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 8:00 PM YESTERDAY Recorded at PAGASA Weather Station, Science Garden, Diliman, Quezon City YESTERDAY Temperature ( °C) Maximum 30.7 3:50 PM Relative Humidity (%) Maximum 94 5:00 AM Minimum 25.6 5:00 AM Minimum 68 1:50 PM TIDES AND ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION Over Metro Manila Today Tomorrow Today Tomorrow Tidal Predictions for Manila Bay (m) (Courtesy of NAMRIA) Low – – – – Sunrise 5:43 AM – High 6:39 AM 1.08 – – Sunset 6:15 PM – Low 3:49 PM 0.14 – Moonrise 3:15 PM – High – – – – Moonset – 2:03 AM Low – – – – Illumination 80% – SRC: PAGASA


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BULUSAN VOLCANO BULLETIN 15 August 2018 8:00 AM This serves as notice for the lowering of the alert status of Bulusan Volcano from Alert Level 1 (abnormal) to Alert Level 0 (normal). Since its last phreatic eruption on 5 June 2017, Bulusan Volcano has returned to normalcy following a general decline in monitoring parameters. This is supported by the following observations: Volcanic Earthquake Activity: The frequency of volcanic earthquakes has declined to baseline levels (0-3 earthquakes/day) in the last five (5) months, excepting a brief spate of 12 weak, 2-5 kilometers deep volcano-tectonic earthquakes on 8 June 2018. This indicates that rock-fracturing within the volcanic system associated with magmatic and/or hydrothermal activity has diminished. Ground Deformation: Continuous electronic tilt recorded deflation of Bulusan’s upper slope since June 2018 after a period of significant inflation beginning this year, consistent with continuous Global Positioning Systems data for the same period. In contrast, Precise Leveling or PL data indicated slight inflation of the mid-slopes in the second quarter of 2018 after a period of deflation beginning this year; however, the cumulative change for 2018 based on PL show net deflation of the mid-slopes. The overall ground deformation data indicate that depressurization has occurred, most likely of a shallow hydrothermal source beneath the edifice Gas Emission: Sulfur Dioxide emission or SO2 flux from Bulusan based on gas spectrometry has dropped below detection levels since 9 January 2018 following a decreasing trend after its last eruption in June 2017. The relatively low levels of SO2 flux indicate the depletion of volcanic gas supply from an active shallow hydrothermal or deep magmatic source. Visual Observation of the Summit: Degassing activity from the active vents has significantly diminished, consistent with depletion of a shallow hydrothermal source. In view of the above, PHIVOLCS-DOST is now lowering the alert status of Bulusan from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 0. This means observational parameters, have returned to baseline or background levels and no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future. However, in the event of a renewed increase in any one or combination of the above monitoring parameters, the alert status may step up once again to Alert Level 1. The local government units and the public, however, are reminded that entry to the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ), particularly near the vents on the south-southeastern slopes, is strictly prohibited due to the possibility of sudden and hazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruption, rockfall and landslide. Civil aviation authorities must also advise pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ash from any sudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. Furthermore, people living within valleys and along river/stream channels should be vigilant against sediment-laden stream flows and lahars in the event of heavy and prolonged rainfall. DOST-PHIVOLCS is closely monitoring Bulusan Volcano’s condition and any new development will be relayed to all concerned. This will be the last bulletin for Bulusan Volcano until new developments in monitoring parameters occur. src:PHIVOLCS

Southern Luzon Weather Forecast

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Issued at: 5:00 AM today, 22 AUGUST 2018 SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon. Meanwhile, at 3:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon CIMARON was located based on all available data at 2,000 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon or (23.2°N, 141.1°E) [OUTSIDE PAR] with maximum sustained winds of 145 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 180 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 25 kph. MAGIGING KAMUGTAKAN: Bahagyang mapanganuron sundo sa mapanganuron na kalangitan na may pulo-pulong mga pag-uran ang iiral sa Kabikulan, Norteng Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, asin Marinduque. Moderato sundo sa makusog na duros na haling sur-sulnupan ang mamatian, na may moderato sundo sa maukol na kadagatan. PAGTAYA: Bahagyang maulap hanggang sa maulap na kalangitan na may pulo-pulong mga pag-ulan ang iiral sa Rehiyong Bikol, Hilagang Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, at Marinduque. Katamtaman hanggang sa malakas na hangin mula sa timog-kanluran ang iiral, na may katamtaman hanggang sa maalon na karagatan. Src: PAGASA visit:www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph or bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph


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The occurrence of widespread rainfall recorded in most PAGASA stations during the past few days due to the southwest monsoon (“Habagat”) confirms the onset of the rainy season over the western part of the country. These areas, including Metro Manila, will continue to experience scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms in the coming days. However, such rain events may be followed by dry periods (also known as a “monsoon break”) that could last for several days to two weeks.  PAGASA will continue to closely monitor the situation, and updates/advisories shall be issued as appropriate. The public and all concerned agencies are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the rainy season.  For further information, please contact PAGASA at telephone numbers 927-1335 or 434-0955.