Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Typhoon Chedeng: Bagyong Chedeng PAGASA latest weather update as of May 25, 2011 , Signal Warning

"Bagyong Chedeng" or the tropical storm Chedeng maintained its intensity and continuously slowing down as it is currently 20 kilometers East of Catarman, Northern Samar.

"Chedeng" has intensified into a typhoon as it remained almost stationary.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) current weather update as of 11 AM Wednesday May 25, 2011, Typhoon Chedeng has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

As of Thursday morning, Chedeng is reported to be at 160 km East of Virac, Catanduanes, on Friday morning, records shown that it was 120 km Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora while on Saturday morning, it was 40 km Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.

Signal warnings were raised by PAGASA to these provinces:

Signal No. 2 with 60-100 kilometers per hour winds
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kilometers per hour winds
Burias Island
Ticao Island
Southern Quezon
Polilo Island

Meanwhile, PAGASA also released the images of the possible track of Bagyong Chedeng.
Track of Typhoon Chedeng
Satellite Image of Typhoon Chedeng as of 11:00 AM

PAGASA warned the residents specially those from dangerous areas to be alerted with possible landslides and flash floods. As quoted from their website,
Those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

TS "Chedeng" is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over Visayas and Mindanao.

Photos courtesy of PAGASA

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