Tropical Storm “GORIO” now over Sorsogon Bay | Metro Manila under Signal number 2

Synopsis: At 4:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm “GORIO” was estimated based on all available data at 40 km Southeast of Legazpi City (12.9°N, 123.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move northwest at 24 kph. Forecast: Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and the provinces of Marinduque, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan will have stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Eastern Visayas, Panay Island, the rest of MIMAROPA and Central Luzon and the provinces of La Union, Benguet and Nueva Viscaya will experience rains with gusty winds and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. The rest of the county will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southeast to east will prevail over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao and coming from southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the rest of the archipelago will be moderate to rough. Signal No. 2 (61-100 kph winds) Masbate incl. Ticao Burias Islands Sorsogon Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte Marinduque Quezon incl. Polilio Island Rizal Bulacan Pampanga Tarlac Zambales Nueva Ecija Pangasinan Batangas Laguna Cavite Bataan Metro Manila Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds) Catanduanes Romblon Mindoro Provinces incl. Lubang Island La Union Benguet Nueva Vizcaya Quirino Aurora Samar Provinces Leyte Provinces Biliran Northeastern Iloilo Capiz Aklan Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone. Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
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