Bagyong Lawin update September 22, 2012

Tropical Storm Lawin slightly intensified while moving slowly over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

At 5:00 p.m. today, PAGASA said Bagyong Lawin was spotted around 405 kilometers East of Borongan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest slowly.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (30-60 kph winds) is up in Sorsogon, Northern and Western Samar, Leyte and Sourthern Leyte while signal no. 2 (61-100 kph winds) was raised over Eastern Samar.

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PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under the public storm warning signals against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal number 2 were also warned against big waves or storm surges.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 25 millimeters per hour (heavy - intense) within the 600-km diameter of Lawin.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts have been advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao due to big waves.

Lawin is expected to be at 180 km Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar by tomorrow morning. By Monday morning, it will be at 205 km East of Legazpi City and at 95 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Tuesday morning, the weather monitoring agency added.