Typhoon Quiel Update 9/30/11 7:00pm

Satellite Picture at 5 p.m., 30 September 2011


Severe Weather Bulletin Number SIX
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "QUIEL"
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 30 September 2011
Typhoon "QUIEL" has accelerated as it threatens Cagayan area.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
490 kms East of Tuguegarao City
Coordinates: 17.9°N, 126.9°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center
Gustiness of up to 170 kph
Movement: Forecast to move West at 26 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Saturday afternoon: 40 kms East of Laoag City or
90 kms Northwest of Tuguegarao City
Sunday afternoon: 570 kms West of Laoag City or

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(100-185 kph winds)
None None
Signal No. 2
(60-100 kph winds)
Northern Aurora
Mt. Province
Calayan Group of Islands
Babuyan Group of Islands
None None
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Rest of Aurora
Nueva Vizcaya
La Union
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
None None

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Typhoon "Quiel" is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon and Western Visayas.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 - 25 mm per hour within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.