Tropical Storm RUMBIA/Gorio update 09:00 a.m.
Tropical Depression 99W / Gorio has strengthened into a Tropical Storm (TS) and is now known internationally as “RUMBIA”. The storm has made landfall near Borongan City in Eastern Samar this morning. It starts now crossing the Bicol region. Rainbands are spreading all over Bicol and the Visayas.
INNER RAINBANDS: spreading across eastern Visayas. Affected area are the Samar Provinces. Tropical Storm Conditions with Tropical Storm Force Winds (63-85 km/h) will be expected along these bands.
OUTER RAINBANDS: spreading across the central and southern part of the Philippine Sea, rest of Eastern, Northern Visayas and Bicol.
Affected Areas: Leyte, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Provinces, Masbate, Burias and Ticao Islands, Northern Cebu, Surigao Del Norte, Dinagat and Siargao Islands, and Bohol.
Tropical Depression Conditions with light, moderate to strong winds (30-62 kph) will be expected along these bands.
24 hour total rainfall accumulation: from 5 to 100 mm (slight to heavy rainfall) can be expected along areas affected by the outer & inner rainbands .
Isolated amounts of 101 to 250 mm (heavy) along areas to the south, west and near the center of Rumbia / Gorio.
The multi-agency forecast is coherent except Taiwan (green) that puts the track a bit more south.
The usually very precise JMA forecast track
|Name (INTL. / local):||RUMBIA /Gorio|
|Time/Date of observation:||06:00 AM on June 29, 2013|
|Location of Center:||11.6º North 126.0º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||NW @ 26 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Bicol region|
|Distance from the Philippines:||0 km E of Borongan City|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||~ 07:00 AM this morning|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||65 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||85 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||996 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||250 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||3.6 m = 11 ft|
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