Bagyong Labuyo Update - Typhoon Labuyo 2013

Bagyong Labuyo has accelerated and intensified slightly as it moves over the West Philippine sea, state weather bureau PAGASA reported.

Typhoon Labuyo

At 5pm on Monday, August 12, 2013, Labuyo was spotted 230 kilometers Northwest of Baguio City or 200 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 24 kph.

Areas having public storm warning signals:

Signal No. 2 (61-100 kph winds)
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Ifugao
  • Mt. Province
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Isabela
  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Zambales
Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 4 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 600-km diameter of the Typhoon.

The weather agency warned residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #2 and #1 against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #2 are alerted against storm surges.

Labuyo will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Western section of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Fishermen, specially those using small seacrafts, are advised not to venture out into the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and western seaboard of Visayas due to big waves, PAGASA added.