MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Seniang has maintained its strength and is now moving towards Cebu, this according to PAGASA’s weather bulletin update issued at 5:00 AM today, December 30, 2014.
The center of Bagyong Seniang is located at 35 km Southeast of Mactan, Cebu City, as of 4:00 AM, with Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. The tropical storm is forecasted to move West Northwest at 11 kph and expected to hit the following locations:
· 235 km West Northwest of Dumaguete City by Wednesday morning
· 115 km South Southwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday morning
· 450 km Southwest of Puerto Princesa City by Friday morning
Public Storm Signal Warning #2 is raised at the following Provinces:
5. Negros Oriental
6. Negros Occidental
These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Public Storm Signal Warning #1 is raised at the following Provinces:
- 1. Leyte
- 2. Southern Leyte
- 3. Camotes Island
- 4. Iloilo
- 5. Antique
- 6. Capiz
- 7. Aklan
- 8. Camiguin
- 9. Surigao del Norte
- 10. Agusan del Norte
- 11. Misamis Occidental
- 12. Misamis Oriental
- 13. Zamboanga del Norte
These areas will have moderate to heavy rains with occasional gusty winds. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of northern and central Luzon and the eastern seaboard of southern Luzon, seaboards of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards 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 11AM today.