Direction Of Typhoon Quiel
September 30, 2011 by staff
On the basis of its direction, the storm with international name “Nalgae” is tracking about the same route “Pedring” threatening northern Luzon again, said meteorologist Samuel Duran.
Duran said the storm is coming, to be called “Quiel” after entering the country, will have no direct effect on the country until about Friday or Saturday.
“Malaysian Masyadong ito pa ang in Medya can kabagalan Minsa pagalaw nito nag-stationary … … Kung hindi pa ang bile magbabago nito, na ang inasahan maramdaman Natin Biyernes or Saturday epekto pa nito,” he said.
The 2 pm yesterday, was Nalgae 1330 kilometers east of northern Luzon, moving west at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and gusts of 100 kilometers per hour.
Duran said “Quiel” could gain strength before it reaches the land mass of northern Luzon, and there is a “great opportunity” to make landfall on the northern tip of Luzon.
He said that storms in the last quarter of the year “usually” cross land or landing.
Pedring left the Philippine area of ??responsibility from 11 am-1 pm yesterday, and was moving west northwest toward southern China.
But Pedring continue to enhance the southwest monsoon in the next 24 to 48 hours, bringing cloudy skies with scattered showers in the west of Luzon and Visayas, Duran said.
The rest of the country, including the Federal Capital, will have a gradual improvement in his time with only partly cloudy to cloudy with rain in the skies from time to time.
Elmer hydrologist Karingal PAGASA said officials followed the release of water from four dams in Luzon to prevent them from overflowing.
Pedring rains brought water these dams “and closer to” spill levels.
As of 10 am yesterday, the water level in Angat Dam in Bulacan province was 213.76 meters above the spill level of 210 meters. Angat Dam opened three doors with 1.5 meters of water flowing out per second.
Also in Federal Capital, the water level at Ipo Dam was 100.22 meters, a little shed its level of 100.20 meters. He opened two doors – each with 2.5 meters of water flowing.
In Ambuklao Dam in Benguet, the water level reached 749.96 meters (752 meters spill level). It opened two doors to four meters each.
Binga Dam, also in Benguet, recorded 572.19 meters above the water level of spill at 575 meters. Three doors opened at six meters each.
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