Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Philippines is facing the 6th Tropical Depression - "Falcon"

Most parts of the country can still feel the devastation brought by Typhoon Dodong and Egay; heavy rains that forced families to leave their homes and stay on overcrowded evacuation centers, fierce winds that destroyed houses and livelihood, and floods that brought danger to peoples’ lives. Yet, we are facing another Tropical Depression – Falcon.

As of 11:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2011 Tropical Depression "FALCON" has slightly accelerated as it continues to move northwestward over the Philippine Sea.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA reported that Typhoon Falcon was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 450 km East of Virac, Catanduanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecasted to move Northwest at a speed of 19 kph and forecasted to be 380 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora on Thursday morning; 360 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes; and 740 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes or
40 km Southwest of Okinawa, Japan Saturday morning.

Expect cloudy skies and isolated rain showers or thunderstorms especially in places in Mindanao, Visayas, and the Western Sections of Northern and Central Luzon. Moderate to strong winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail over Luzon and winds blowing from the Southwest to West over Visayas and Mindanao regions. Moderate to rough coastal waters will prevail in the archipelago.

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