WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER SEVEN TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING: TROPICAL STORM “#MarioPH” (FUNG-WONG) ISSUED AT 11:00 AM, 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 (Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today) TROPICAL STORM “MARIO” HAS MAINTAINED ITS STRENGTH AND HAS MADE LANDFALL OVER THE NORTHERN TIP OF CAGAYAN. Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “MARIO” was estimated based on radar and all available data at 64 km North Northeast of Tuguegarao City (17.8°N, 122.3°E). Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph. Forecast Positions: By tomorrow morning it will be at 190 Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes and by Sunday morning, it will be at 680 km North of Itbayat, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNALS: PSWS # 2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs) Cagayan including Calayan, Babuyan and Batanes Group of Islands, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Mt. Province, Abra and Ilocos Norte, Batanes Group of Islands PSWS #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur and La Union •Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. •Estimated rainfall amount is from 7 – 20 mm per hour (moderate – intense) within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. •The combined effect of Southwest Monsoon and TS “MARIO” will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. •Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the western seaboard of central Luzon, seaboards of southern Luzon and Visayas and eastern seaboard of Mindanao. •The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today. Tropical Storm “Mario” made landfall over the northern tip of Cagayan before Friday noon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. In its weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m., PAGASA said the center of the tropical storm was located at 64 kilometers north northeast of Tuguegarao City. Mario has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 100 kph. The storm was forecast to move west northwest at 22 kph. By Saturday morning, it will be at 190 kilometers northwest of Itbayat, Batanes. It is expected to be outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday morning. Public storm warning signals are still hoisted over the following areas: Signal No. 2 Cagayan Calayan Group of Islands Babuyan Group of Islands Batanes Group of Islands Isabela Kalinga Apayao Mt. Province Abra Ilocos Norte Batanes Group of Islands Signal No. 1 Aurora Quirino Nueva Vizcaya Ifugao Benguet Ilocos Sur La Union Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under the storm signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA said. Moderate to intense rainfall amount (7 to 20 millimeters per hour) have been estimated within the 350-kilometer diameter of the tropical storm. PAGASA said the combined effect of Mario and the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.