According to the latest PAGASA weather forecast issued at 5 am today, May 26, 2011, the eye of Bagyong Chedeng or Typhoon Chedeng is spotted at 270 km east Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes.
Tropical storm Chedeng (international codename: Songda) is moving northwest at 15 kph with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph, based on PAGASA satellite and surface data.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said that Typhoon Chedeng has intensified over the past 12 hours in the highly favorable environment of the Philippine Sea. The Hawaii-based JTWC is a joint U.S. Navy-Air Force task force that is responsible for issuing tropical cyclone warnings for all branches of the US Department of Defense and other US government agencies.
PAGASA forecast Typhoon Chedeng to make a landfall in the area of Aurora and Isabela by Friday afternoon. However, JTWC contradicts PAGASA‘s forecast by saying that Tropical storm Chedeng will miss Luzon and remain in the sea area.
Below are some of the images of Typhoon Chedeng.
Typhoon Chedeng update issued by PAGASA at 11 pm May 25, said that the tropical storm has intensified and will pass through the Bicol region and eastern Visayas, according to a report on its official website on Wednesday, May 26.
PAGASA weather forecast issued at 5 p.m., said that Typhoon Chedeng was located at 310 east of Catarman, Northern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph.
It is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of Aurora and Isabela at around 2 p.m. Friday while moving northwest at 15 kph.
PAGASA forecast Typhoon Chedeng to be 230 km north of Catarman, or 140 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Thursday afternoon.
Based on PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin No. 11, Public Storm Warning Signal number were raised in the following areas:
- Camarines Norte,
- Camarines Sur,
- Eastern Samar, and
- Northern Samar.
Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1 are up in the following areas:
- Ticao and Burias islands,
- Quezon (including Polilio Island),
- Biliran island, and
- Northern Leyte.
The next PAGASA weather forecast on Typhoon Chedeng is expected at 5 am, May 26, 2011.
Bagyong Chedeng or Typhoon Chedeng has a big chance of passing through Metro Manila, according to a statement by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011.
DOST Undersecretary Graciano Yumul said in a DZMM radio interview, that if Typhoon Chedeng hits Bicol, then there is a great possibility that it will also hit Metro Manila.
PAGASA weather forecast revealed that Tropical storm Chedeng is continuously moving in the westward direction.
Public storm warning signal number two is already hoisted in Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and the Samar Provinces.
Signal No. 1 was raised in Marinduque, Masbate, Burias Island, Ticao Island, Southern Quezon, Polillo Island and Biliran Island.
PAGASA weather bulletin issued at 5 am today said that as of 4:00 am, Chedeng is located at 365 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 115 kilometers per hour.
One of the smallest frog in the world, Juvenile Macaya Breast-spot Frog, whose scientific name is, Eleutherodactylus thorectes, was found in the ruins of the Haiti earthquake 2010, according to earlier reports by international sites. After 20 long years of searching, this critically endangered species, that was last seen in 1991, was finally rediscoverd.The discovery of this frog specie was made by Robin Moore and Blair Hedges of Pennsylvania State University during an eight day conservation expedition in the deforested hills of Massif de la Hotte and Massif de la Selle in Haiti.
A fully grown Juvenile Macaya Breast-spot Frog is just about the size of a green grape and this lined it up to the list of smallest frog species in the world. According to several Science websites, the world’s smallest frog measuring 9.8 millimeters found in Brazil, is called Gold frog, whose scientific name is, Brazilian Psyllophryne Didactyla.
The expedition of Moore and Hedges is aimed at finding the La Selle Grass frog species, scientific name is E. glanduliferoides, that was last seen more than 25 years ago. But instead of finding what they are looking for, the scientists encountered six long-lost species that includeHispaniolan Ventriloquial Frog, Mozart’s Frog, La Hotte Glanded Frog, Hispaniolan Crowned Frog, and the Macaya Burrowing Frog. All of these frogs were seen in 1991, except for Macaya Burrowing Frog that was last documented 1996. Earlier reports have posted the description and scientific names of these rare frog species.