Satellite Picture at 5 p.m., 24 June 2011

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reports that “Bagyong Falcon” is moving faster and is expected to leave the country tomorrow.

According to PAGASA weather forecast, as of 4:00 p.m. today, “Falcon” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 320 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.2°N, 124.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 22 kph.

Meanwhile, public storm signal no. 1 is still up in other parts of Luzon, Calayan Babuyan Group of Islands and Batanes.

Falcon” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring rains over Luzon and Western Visayas including Metro Manila, but it’s expected to be out of the Philippine area of resposibility by 2 p.m. on Saturday.