Typhoon Pedring (Nesat)

Severe Tropical Storm "Pedring" (Nesat) threatens the Philippines
(September 26, 2011)
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Meteorological Report:
Meteorological REPORT on typhoon PEDRING (Nesat) - Initial assessment

Once again, a typhoon approaches the Philippines' coasts and threatens its inhabitants.

During the evening of September 21, a low pressure area developed to the east-southeast of Palau, becoming more organized during the following days. The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) upgraded this low pressure area to a tropical depression (20W) on September 22 and further on to a tropical storm on early September 24, naming it Nesat. PAGASA (the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration) named it Pedring. Since then, Pedring (Nesat) has slightly intensified as it moves westward across the Philippine Sea, endangering Central and Northern Luzon.

On September 26 at 5:00am, PAGASA reported that the centre of Tropical Storm Pedring (Nesat) was estimated at 260km east notheast of Virac, Catanduanes (15.2°N, 126.1°E), with maximum sustainable winds of 110km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 140km/h. It has a minimum central pressure of 975hPa and moves west northwest at 17km/h. Pedring (Nesat) is considered a large size depresion with a diameter of more than 830km.

Pedring (Nesat) is expected to reach a position 180km northeast of Baler, Aurora by Tuesday morning (Septmeber 27). It will probably make landfall over Aurora that day with a entry point estimated between Baler and Casiguran. Residents and visitors along Luzon - particularly Northern Bicol, Northern Quezon, Aurora and Isabela - should closely monitor the progress of Pedring (Nesat).

PAGASA track of Pedring (Nesat) as of 2:00am, September 26, 2011

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