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NDRRMC Update SitRep No.04 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Southwest Monsoon "Habagat"

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the entire country.

04 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and Visayas. At 3:00 AM, Typhoon "NORU" (International Name) was located at 1,370 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (outside PAR) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It is moving in a West Northwest direction at the speed of 15 kph.

05 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and of Visayas.

At 3:00 AM, Typhoon "NORU" (International Name) was located 1,315 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR) (29.3°N, 130.6°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 180 kph. It is moving slowly to North.

06 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and of Visayas.

At 3:00 AM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (9.2°N, 131.0°E). While, "Typhoon NORU" was estimated at 1,385 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon OUTSIDE PAR with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 180 kph. It is moving slowly in an East Northeast direction.

FORECAST: Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of (locos, Western Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro and Palawan. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and rest of the country.

Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and from the south to southwest over Mindanao. The coastal water across the entire archipelago will be slight to moderate.