Published: August 2, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – PAGASA has once again issued a latest warning early Thursday morning (August 2, 2012), which is addressed to all residents nearby the western seaboard of Luzon and Visayas, particularly those living in Metro Manila.
The warning is regarding the Philippine weather bureau’s forecasted huge waves (at around three to four meters high) to hit the country’s western seaboards lately. According to PAGASA, given this height, these waves are capable of destroying houses and could cause flooding in nearby areas.
Prior to this advisory, the agency has forecasted bad weather and widespread rainfalls to prevail in the country the whole day today despite typhoon Gener’s impending exit from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this afternoon.
According to PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabrigas, in today’s weather forecast, typhoon Gener is lately spotted at 405 km North of Basco, Batanes (24.6°N, 121.8°E) based on satellite and surface data. It still brings maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of 160 kilometers per hour. It is currently moving in a North-Northwest direction at 15 kilometers per hour.
Storm signal number 1 is still raised in Batanes Group of Islands while storm signal warnings in other areas of northern Luzon are already lowered.