Typhoon Quiel, based on PAGASA latest weather update at 11 a.m. today October 1, 2011, has made a landfall in Aurora Province this morning and is expected to out of the country by Sunday.was located at 40 km North of Casiguran, Aurora. Typhoon Quiel is moving at 26 kph in the West Southwest direction. PAGASA satellite and surface data indicates that Quiel has a strength of up to 160 kph with gustiness of up to 195 kph.
Typhoon Quiel Satellite image
Image Credit: PAGASA
PAGASA officials say that Typhoon Quiel has a 500 km diameter and 15-25 mm of rainfall per hour.
PAGASA raised Public storm signal number 3 in Isabela, Northern Aurora, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.
Cagayan, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Northern Quezon, and Polillo Island are now under Public Storm Signal Number 2.
Signal Number 1 is declared over the rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Babuyan Island, Calayan Group of Islands, and Metro Manila were under Signal Number 1.
PAGASA cautioned the public in low lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be on alert over possible flashfloods and landslides. Those residing in coastal areas were likewise alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by the tropical cyclone.
PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, October 1, 2011 published on its official website indicates stormy weather and rough to very rough coastal waters in the area of Northern and Central Luzon due to Bagyong Quiel. Rains and gusty winds will prevail in the Southern Tagalog area while the rest of the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.
PAGASA weather forecast that Luzon will experience moderate to strong winds coming from the Northwest to West while winds from the Southwest to West will prevail over Visayas. The rest of the country will have moderate to rough coastal areas.