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.

PAGASA Weather Bulletin #5 TYPHOON “BUTCHOY” – updated 11:00pm

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
Forecast Positions/Outlook:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning):
    305 km North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes
  • 48 Hour(Saturday morning):
    640 km Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes (Outside PAR)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday morning):
    940 km North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes (Outside PAR)
  • 96 Hour(Monday morning):
    1,245 km North of Itbayat, Batanes (Outside PAR)
Impacts of the wind
(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.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.