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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its latest weather update issued at 5:00 a.m., 18 December 2011, says Tropical Storm "SENDONG" has made another landfall in the vicinity of Puerto Princesa City and is now heading towards the West Philippine Sea.


At 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm "SENDONG" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 60 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City (9.9°N,118.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West at 24 kph. Wind convergence affecting the eastern section of Luzon.

Tropical Storm Sendong is forecast to move West at 24 kph and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tonight.

PAGASA placed Storm Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds) to Palawan and Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds) to Cuyo, and Coron Group of Islands.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 20 mm per hour (heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea.

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