September 30, 2011: Tropical Storm Quiel is preparing
Tropical Strom Quiel (Nalgae) has intensified to a typhoon and
threatens the area of Northern Luzon. Landfall is now expected
along Palanan-Divilacan Bay in less than 36 hours.
According to the latest PAGASA weather bulletin, issued this
morning at 5:00a.m., Typhoon Quiel (Nalgae) is situated at 770km
East of Aparri, Cagayan (17.6°N, 129.9°E) as deducted from radar,
satellite and surface data. It is moving westwards at 24km/h. The
typhoon is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring
scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and Western
Visayas. It presented maximum sustainable winds of 130km/h near the
centre and gustiness of up to 160km/h.
An additional strengthening of this typhoon is forecasted within
the next 36 hours, prior to its predicted landfall over Northern
Luzon. Quiel (Nalgae) could become a Category 3 Typhoon by Saturday
following the last forecast.
Public storm warning signals have been emitted for several regions
in Luzon such as Cagayan, Isabela and the Babuyan group of islands,
which are expected to experience strong winds (45-60 km/h) in the