PAGASA Update: Bagyong Quinta (December 27, 2012)

Tropical Depression Quinta has slowed down while approaching Coron, Palawan, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

At 5:00 a.m. today, the center of Bagyong Quinta was spotted at about 40 kilometers Southwest of Coron, Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour. It is forecast to move west at 17 kph.

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The areas having public storm warning signal, according to PAGASA, are as follows:

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Northern Palawan
  • Calamian Group of Islands
  • Cuyo Island
Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 350-km diameter of Quinta.

PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced Northeast Monsoon, the weather bureau added.