Based on its latest weather bulletin issued at 11 am, PAGASA said that as of 10:00 a.m., July 15, 2014, typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) was located at 160km east-southest of Legazpi City or 80km east-northeast of Catarman, and moving west at 24 kph.
Glenda has maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness up to 150 kph.
Typhoon Glenda is expected to make landfall over Albay-Sorsogon area this afternoon, then cross Albay towards Southern Luzon.
It is expected to be in the vicinity of the National Capital Region by tomorrow morning between 9 to 11 am and will exit the Luzon landmass via Zambales area by afternoon.
By Thursday morning, it will be at 300 km west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur and by Friday morning, it is expected to be in the vicinity of Southern China or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility
PAGASA issued the following Public Storm Warning Signals today –
Signal No. 1 – (101 -185 kph) Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Masbate inc. Burias and Ticao Islands, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Northern Samar, northrn part of Samar & eastern Samar
Signal No. 2 – (61-100 kph) Rest of Quezon incl. Polilio Island, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Metro Manila, Biliran, rest of Samar & eastern Samar, northern part of Leyte provinces.
Signal No. 1 – (30-60 kph) Romblon, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Aurora, southern part of Leyte province & Camotes Islands.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals 3, 2 and 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal 3 and 2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 3 meters. Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5-25 mm/hour (moderate-intense) within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon.