Typhoon Helen PAGASA Latest Update

Monday, 30 July 2012 0 comments

Here's Typhoon Helen PAGASA Latest Update! Earlier PAGASA reported two Low Pressure Area (LPA) has been sighted and as soon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility it will be codenamed 'Gener' and "Helen"

Meanwhile, at 11:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm"GENER" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 270 km East Southeast of Basco, Batanes (20.1°N, 124.9°E).

Today, July 30, the Department of Education (DepEd) and local officials announced class suspensions Monday in most parts of Metro Manila and some nearby areas due to heavy rains spawned by tropical storm Gener and the southwest monsoon.
Update: August 3 

At 2:00 a.m. today-August 3, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,170 km east of Northern Luzon (17.0°N, 135.0°N). Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon and Western Visayas. Meanwhile, at 10:00 p.m. 02 August 2012, the center of Tropical Storm "GENER" was located based on satellite and surface data at 560 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (26.0°N, 121.3°E).

Update: August 5
Issued at: 5:00 a.m., Today, 05 August 2012
Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Update: August 6
Issued at: 5:00 a.m., Today, 06 August 2012
Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon.
  • FLOOD ALERT: North Ave. coner Mindanao Avenue intersection; gutter deep as of 6:40 PM. 
  • Evening classes in FEU Manila, Aug 6, suspended upon orders of President Lydia Echauz.
  • FLOOD ALERT: R. Papa Rizal Ave. 22 inches, not passable to light vehicles as of 6:32 PM.
  • Green warning signal, itinaas ng PAGASA sa buong Metro Manila; Mga residente, inalerto sa posibleng paglikas.
  • La Mesa Dam now at 80.14m as of 630pm. Red alert level. Overflow can happen anytime (80.15m). Forced evacuation, strongly urged |
Meanwhile, here's a video report from 24 Oras on August 6. Video embed only from Dailymotion. Credit to 24 Oras and the uploader.

Update: August 7
Palace suspends work, classes in NCR, nearby provinces.9:40 AM Tuesday, Palace suspends work in PRIVATE offices in NCR, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan.

Update: August 11 
A potential cyclone – an active low-pressure area – entered Philippine territory Saturday afternoon and may become a tropical depression in two to three days, state weather forecasters said.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Jun Galang said the active low-perssure area (ALPA) is too far to affect the country directly.

Once the ALPA becomes a cyclone, it will be locally codenamed "Helen."

Update: August 13
Bagyong Helen has intensified into a Tropical Storm and is now threatening Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Monday, August 13, 2012.

At 11:00 a.m. today, the center of Bagyong Helen was spotted at 550 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
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