Typhoon Dodong 2015: May 8 Update

Typhoon Dodong 2015 weather forecast from PAGASA is posted here. Browse this page for a news update on Bagyong Dodong as of Friday, May 8.

In its severe weather bulletin issued this afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the tropical cyclone has accelerated but maintained its strength.

As of 4 p.m. today, Typhoon Dodong was spotted 510 kilometers East of Sorsogon City with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.

It is moving West Northwest at 20 kph.

Public storm warning signal number 2 has been raised in Catanduanes.

Impacts of the wind, according to PAGASA, are the following:
  • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
  • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
  • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
  • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down
PSWS #1 is up in Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Quezon, Polillo Island, Aurora, Quirino, Isabela, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures.
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures.
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged.
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
State forecasters said heavy to intense rainfall is expected within the 300-km diameter of Bagyong Dodong. Wave height is 1.25 up to 4 meters.

Typhoon Dodong 2015 is expected to be 160 km North Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Saturday afternoon.