Typhoon Pedring Lastest News

September 28, 2011

According to the latest PAGASA weather bulletin issued this morning at 5:00a.m., Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) weakens to category 1 while it continues to move west northwest still affecting Western Luzon. The provinces of La Union, Pangasinan and Zambales are still under public storm warnings, expecting winds between 60 and 100km/h.

At 4:00a.m., the central portion of the storm's eye was located at 300km Northwest of Baguio city (17.8°N, 117.8°E), as deducted from radar, satellite and surface data, moving west northwest at 19km/h. It showed maximum sustainable winds of 120km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 150km/h. Pedring (Nesat) is expected to move out of the PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) in the following hours heading to Hainan Island, where it is forecasted to make its second landfall.

Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) has caused many power breakdowns in up to 11 provinces due to strong winds and floods. It will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon, bringing scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and western Visayas. Areas along Manila Bay suffered their worst flooding in many years.

Up to now, Pedring (Nesat) has already caused 18 confirmed casualties and 35 persons are still missing. More than 171,000 persons have been affected in 22 provinces (as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council, NDRRMC). The estimated agricultural, infrastructure and school building damage amounts to more than 100 million PhP.

Meanwhile a small tropical depression, named Nalgae, has built up over the Western Pacific and is forecasted to enter the PAR on Thursday.


September 27, 2011

According to the latest PAGASA weather bulletin, issued this morning at 5:00 a.m., the large core of Typhoon Pedring (Nesat) has made landfall over the boundary of Aurora and Isabela and will be in the vicinity of Baguio City this afternoon.

At 4:00a.m., the central portion of the storm's eye was located at 40km east of Casiguran, Aurora (16.4°N, 122.7°E), as deducted from radar, satellite and surface data. It showed maximum sustainable winds of 140km/h near the centre and gustiness of up to 170km/h. Pedring (Nesat) is forecasted to move west northwest at 19km/h. It is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and Visayas.

Public storm warning signals have been emitted for several regions in the North of Philippines. Some areas of Ilocos Province, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon are expected to have winds between 101 and 185km/h in at least 18 hours.

Pedring (Nesat) remains a "Straight-Runner", expected to maintain its general west northwest motion. Following the last forecast, the core of the typhoon will cross Northern Luzon this morning, passing over Northern Aurora, Northern Quirino-Southern Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet-Ifugao and exiting through La Union late this afternoon. By Wednesday, Pedring (Nesat) will have reached the West Philippine Sea, leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).