Monday, June 18, 2012

And the Rains Keep Coming!!

Just when we are finally getting clear of the rain that was brought about by the influence of Butchoy.  We can expect some more still from the recent Tropical Storm that lies to the west of us.  While neither of these storms are expected to make landfall they are influencing the monsoon rains that are directly over us here in the Subic/Manila areas.  There has been a lot of localized flooding of the streets and some landslides along the National highway.  Just another lovely rainy season here in the PI.

MANILA (3rd Update, 2:39 p.m.) -- A new tropical storm is expected to enter the Philippine territory on Wednesday as Typhoon Butchoy (international name: Guchol) is set to move out of the country Monday evening or Tuesday morning, the weather bureau reported. Weather forecaster Manny Mendoza said a third potential cyclone, internationally codenamed “Talim,” is expected by Wednesday afternoon. “As of now, ‘Talim’ packs maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) ay nasa karagatan ng labas ng mga bansang (in seas outside) China, Laos, Cambodia at Vietnam o nasa layong 820 kilometers (km) west of extreme northern Luzon. Si ‘Talim’ ay tropical storm na and potential to become a typhoon,” Mendoza said. He said once “Talim” enters the Philippine area of responsibility, it will be locally codenamed “Carina.” Meanwhile, Mendoza said “Butchoy” has slightly weakened as it moves in a north-northeast direction.

At 10 a.m. Monday, the eye of Typhoon Butchoy was located based on satellite and surface data at 580 km east northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said “Butchoy” is moving north northeast at 24 kph and is expected to be 1,030 km northeast of Basco, Batanes by Monday evening or 290 km east northeast of Okinawa, Japan by Tuesday morning.

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