Typhoon Mina, Latest News Update, August 27, 2011

Severe Weather Bulletin Number SEVENTEEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon MINA (NANMADOL)
Issued at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, 27 August 2011

Typhoon "MINA" has slowed down after it made landfall over Gonzaga, Cagayan.

Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.)
90 km Northeast of Tuguegarao City 
Coordinates:18.2°N, 122.3°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and Gustiness of up to 230 kph
Movement:Forecast to move Northwest at 7 kph 
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Sunday morning:80 km North of Aparri, Cagayan
Monday morning:160 km North of Aparri, Cagayan or
70 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes
Tuesday morning:155 km North of Basco, Batanes
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS #LuzonVisayasMindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds)
Northern Cagayan
Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal No.3
(100-185 kph winds)
Rest of Cagayan
Batanes Group of Islands
Signal No. 2
(60-100 kph winds)
Northern Aurora
Quirino Ifugao
Mt. Province
Ilocos Norte
Iocos Sur
La Union 
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Rest of Aurora
Nueva Vizcaya
Nueva Ecija
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals, Southern Luzon and Visayas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15-25 mm per hour within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 p.m. today and hourly updates.