Typhoon Frank hits the Philippine Island

 

Typhoon ‘Frank’ in a satellite image issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) site, at 2:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon “FRANK” (international code name: Fengshen) was located by radar, satellite and surface data at 30 kms South of Tayabas, Quezon or 90 kms Southeast of Metro Manila (13.9°N 121.5°E) with maximum winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move north northwest at 15 kph.

Their forecast is Central and Southern Luzon and Western and Central Visayas will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Rest of Visayas and Northern Luzon will have rains and gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough, while Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas and becoming light to moderate winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon with slight to moderate seas except during thunderstorms.

Public Storm Signal No. 3 (100-185 kph winds) remains hoisted in Metro Manila and in the following areas:

Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Lubang Island
Marinduque
Batangas
Laguna
Cavite
Rizal
Quezon Province
Polillo Island
Southern Aurora
Nueva Ecija
Bulacan
Pampanga
Tarlac
Pangasinan
Zambales
Bataan

Public Storm Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds) has been posted in the following areas:

Calamian Group of Islands
Romblon
Camarines Norte
Rest of Aurora
Quirino
Nueva Vizcaya
Benguet
La Union

Public Storm Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds) is up in these areas:

Northern Palawan
Burias Island
Albay
Camarines Sur
Southern Isabela
Ifugao
Mountain Province
Ilocos Sur
Aklan
Capiz
Antique

By Monday morning, Frank is expected to be 70 kilometers northwest of Baguio City and 260 kilometers west southwest of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday. By Wednesday, it is expected to be 330 kilometers northwest of Basco, Batanes.


 

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