Here is our latest Video Update; it is 15 minutes long and packed with lots of important information. Stay throughout to get the in-depth analysis regarding Utor’s impacts as it makes landfall in Luzon.
Typhoon Utor (Bagyong Labuyo) has intensified further as it nears the coast of Aurora. It was last located approximately 230km east southeast of Casiguran, Aurora or about 350km east northeast of Manila. Maximum sustained winds from JMA are now at 165kph with gusts of up to 240kph. Meanwhile, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has increased the winds to 215kph sustained and gusts of up to 260kph making Utor a Category 4 Typhoon. Typhoon Utor is moving west northwestward at 20kph.
Baler Radar from DOST PAGASA
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As of 5pm this afternoon, PAGASA has issued Signal Warnings to the following provinces:
Signal #3: Aurora, Nueva Viscaya, Mt. Province, Polilio Island, Quirino, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Ecija, and Isabela.
Signal #2: Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Rizal, Northern Quezon, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, and Cagayan.
Signal #1: Albay, Sorsogon, Rest of Quezon, Laguna, Calayan, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Metro Manila.
Rainfall Forecast (NOT OFFICIAL!)
Our rain map (not official!) shows where the heaviest rains will fall over the next 24 hours. Basically, provinces in Northern Luzon should expect more than 200mm of rain along with the possibility of landslides flashfloods. Meanwhile, areas in Central and Southern Luzon, including Manila, should expect rainfall amounts of 10o to 200mm with the potential of urban flooding. Farther to the south, the southwesterly flow associated with Utor could bring rains of up to 100mm with minor flooding possible as well.
Wind Forecast (NOT OFFICIAL!)
Utor should not only bring rains but strong winds as well. Areas in red could see 200kph which could destroy infrastructure and uproot massive amounts of trees. Please heed the warnings of your local officials, head to higher ground, stock up on food and water, and evacuate if you feel your house isn’t strong enough to withstand the storm.