International storm Nari is now called Santi in the Philippines. The tropical depression intensified to become a tropical storm earlier today. Santi has an estimated 55-75 kph winds near the center and it is currently around 450 km east of Virac, Catanduanes. It is currently westward at 11 kph. Santi is forecasted to intensify further into a typhoon in the coming 2 days and it is expected to make landfall in the eastern portion Luzon and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility around Sunday morning. The province of Catanduanes has been put by PAGASA under storm signal No.1.
Most of the country will experience rains tomorrow. Residents living near the coastlines especially in the eastern seaboard of Luzon are advised to be constantly updated about the weather. Sea travel is discouraged in the areas in Bicol region and the Eastern portion of Luzon.
While the weather disturbance will not directly pass by Cebu, the residents are still advised to avoid sea travel and people living in coastal areas are warned against rising sea levels and higher than normal waves just like what happened in Talisay City in the other day. Rains are expected in the Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao regions resulting from the convergence of Northwesterly and Southwesterly winds flowing towards the tropical depression. Slight to moderate and sometimes even heavy rainfall is expected in those regions tomorrow.
- Tropical Depression Santi (24W) Update #1 (weatherngayon.wordpress.com)
- Tropical Storm Nari (Santi) Update #2 (weatherngayon.wordpress.com)
- LPA now tropical depression ‘Santi’ (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Pagasa: ‘Santi’ to make landfall in Aurora Saturday (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- What to prepare during Typhoon season