SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #7
FOR: TYPHOON “BUTCHOY” (NEPARTAK)
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
Issued at : 11:00 a.m., 07 July 2016
Typhoon “BUTCHOY” has slowed down while maintaining its strength as it continues to move closer to Taiwan.
|Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.)
|235 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes|
|Coordinates:||21.3 °N, 124.0 °E|
|Strength:||Maximum sustained winds of 220 kph near the center
and gustiness of up to 255 kph
|Movement:||Forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph|
(61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
|Batanes group of Islands||->Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
->Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
->No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
->Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
->A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
->Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
->Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
->Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
->In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
->Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
->Rice and corn may be adversely affected
->Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.
|Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters|
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
|Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands||->Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
->Light damage to medium to low risk structures
->Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
->Twigs of small trees may be broken.
->Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
|Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters|
- Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 650 km diameter of the Typhoon.
- Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon.