Bagyong Igme update August 19, 2012

Bagyong Igme has intensified into a tropical storm and remained almost stationary for the past six hours, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Sunday, August 19, 2012.

Tropical Storm Igme was last spotted 315 kilometers East Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move North slowly.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (45-60 kph winds) remains in Isabela and Cagayan.

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PAGASA says estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 10 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 400-km diameter of Igme.

Bagyong Igme is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring light to moderate rains over rest of Northern Luzon (particularly Benguet, Baguio, Pangasinan, La Union, IIocos region) Central and Southern Luzon especially the western section.

Residents living in Northern Luzon especially in low lying and mountainous areas were alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts were also advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to these weather disturbances.