Landfall over Casiguran – Aurora

Weather 2015-10-18

Super Typhoon KOPPU/Lando has made Landfall between Baler and Casiguran in Aurora province around 01:00 a.m. this morning. Cyclonic winds had previously reached speeds of over 200 km/h. Forward speed has completely broken down and is only 3 km/h at this moment.

Here in Camiguin, 820 km south-east of Aurora, we encounter gusty winds and high waves. But at least it is sunny. And we need the sun, because power has again broken down around 4 a.m.

Shortly before cyclone KOPPU/Lando had reached the cost it had again intensified and had been upgraded to a Super Typhoon Category 4. As forecasters predicted, the forward speed of the storm has now completely broken down. It is currently estimated to be only 3 km/h in western direction.

Super Typhoon KOPPU/Lando track forecast

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando

All agencies predict that KOPPU/Lando will stay over northern Luzon during 2 to 3 days.

Project Noah is a great help

Project Noah Doppler

The website of DOST’s Project Noah is now working well. Above we’ve put the layers of the 3 Doppler Radars in Aparri, Subic and Baler. Radars that use the Doppler effect can measure the density of humidity and rainfall at large distance. Have a look into Project Noah.

PAGASA Storm Signals

Storm Signal #4: winds of 171 to 220 kph within 12 hours


Storm Signal #3: winds of 121 to 170 kph within 18 hours

Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands

Storm Signal #2: winds of 61 to 120 kph within 24 hours

Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Benguet, Mt. Province, Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Rizal, rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Metro Manila

Storm Signal #1: winds of 30 to 60 kph within 36 hours

Batanes, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes

KOPPU/Lando Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): KOPPU/Lando
Class: Super Typhoon Category 4
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on October 18, 2015
Location of Center: 16.0° North 121.5° East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 3 km/h !!!
Moving towards: Northern Luzon
Distance from the Philippines: Over Baler (Aurora)
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: This morning @ 1 a.m.
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 175 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 230 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 920 hPa
Diameter: 850 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 100 – 500 mm
Max. Wave Height: Extreme storm surge!!!
Here you find how to read and understand this data

Nearly real-time storm information

Next update when power will be back.


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