Bagyong Gener July 31, 2012 PAGASA weather update

Bagyong Gener (Typhoon Gener) is moving slowly to the North and still poses a threat to extreme Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

As of 4 p.m. today, PAGASA says Gener was spotted 260 kilometers East Northeast of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move North at 7 kph.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (45-60 kph winds) is still up in Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao; signal no. 2 (61-100 kph winds) in Cagayan, and Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands; while the Batanes Group of Islands is placed under signal no. 3 (100-185 kph winds).

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PAGASA says TY Gener is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon bringing rains and moderate to strong winds over Luzon and Visayas, especially the western section.

The weather agency alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under signals 2 and 3 were also alerted against big waves or storm surges.

Estimated rainfall amount is heavy to torrential, that’s from 10 up to 35 millimeters per hour, within the 700 km diameter of the typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Seaboard of Luzon and Visayas due to the combined effect of Gener and the Southwest Monsoon, PAGASA added.

Meanwhile, several schools in Luzon have no classes today. You can find the list here.