Bagyong Emong Update - PAGASA, June 2013

Bagyong Emong 2013 has maintained its strength and continues to move in a northward direction, state weather bureau PAGASA reported.

Tropical Storm Emong
Tropical Storm Emong
At 4pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the center of Bagyong Emong was spotted at 370 kilometers Northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 19 kph.

No public storm warning signal was raised.

Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 600-km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Emong is not expected to make landfall to any part of the country. However, it will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas and light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over the rest of the country, the weather bureau said.

PAGASA advised fishermen, specially those using small seacrafts, not to venture out into the Northern and Eastern Seaboards of Luzon and Western Seaboard of Southern Luzon due to big waves generated by Bagyong Emong.

Meanwhile, the weather agency said a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was spotted at 550 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.