Typhoon Glenda (International Code: Rammasun) will be the first major typhoon for the country this year as it is set to make landfall in Luzon and will affect several provinces including Metro Manila. In PAGASA’s latest bulletin, Glenda packs 120 kph winds near the center with gustiness reaching up to 150 kph.
|Public Storm Warning Signal|
(Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
|Catanduanes, Albay and Sorsogon||Northern Samar||None|
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
|Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate including Burias andTicao Islands, Marinduque, and Southern part of Quezon||Northern part of Samar and Northern part of Eastern Samar||None|
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in atleast
|Romblon, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Southern Aurora, Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, and Metro Manila||Rest of Eastern Samar and of Samar, Northern Leyte including Biliran Island||None|
The Philippine’s main weather bureau has raised signal No. 3 in 4 provinces in its weather bulletin issued 11 p.m. on July 14, 2014 . Typhoon Glenda is tracked to be at 400 km East of Legazpi City. It is currently moving WSW at 22 kph. Signal No.2 has been raised in most of the Bicol Region and some parts of Southern Luzon. The rest of Southern Luzon and Metro Manila are now under Public Storm Signal No. 1. Storm Signal warnings are also raised in Samar and the Northern part of Leyte including Biliran Island.
Based on the latest storm track of weather.com.ph, Typhoon Glenda will make landfall over Albay-Sorsogon area tomorrow afternoon and it is expected to cross Bicol region, Southern Luzon, and Metro Manila before it exits in Central Luzon on Wednesday afternoon. The typhoon will leave the Philippine Area of Responsility (PAR) by Thursday afternoon.
Residents in low lying areas under storm signals are advised to take necessary precautions. Sea travel is strictly prohibited. Classes have been suspended in most of the affected region. Flight cancellations are expected due to the bad weather, contact your airline if travelling in the next 2 days. Glenda is expected to bring moderate to intense rain in a 500 km radius.
Cebu Outlook: Typhoon Glenda will not directly affect Cebu but rains brought by the weather disturbance are expected in the region. Bring your umbrellas tomorrow if going out and be earlier than usual as rains usually cause heavy traffic in major roads.