(Updated 5:30 PM, 27 May 2011) Typhoon Chedeng (Songda) is a Category 4 storm. Chedeng remains out at sea, roughly east Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. The typhoon is packing 241 kilometer per hour winds. Coastal areas are advised that storm surges could be between 6 to 8 feet. Bicol region and Samar regions will experience really stormy weather, Eastern Luzon Including Masbate, Marinduque, Burias Island, Northern Leyte and Biliran Island will experience rain and gusty winds. Everywhere else will get scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Catanduanes and Camarines Sur continue to be under signal no. 2.
Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora, Quezon, Polillo Island, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Marinduque, Burias Island, Ticao Island and Masbate are under signal no. 1.
Typhoon2000 says Bicol Region, Souther Quezon, Bondoc Peninsula, Masbate, Ticao-Burias Island and Eastern Visayas as well as the Eastern coast of Quezon, Aurora and Isabela will experience 30 to 61 kilometer per hour winds. Total rainfall accumulation is projected to be between 5 to 200 mm. Typhoon2000 also advices that coastal regions brace for 6 to 8 feet waves.
While no storm signal was raised over Mindanao, PAGASA issued Gale force wind warning for the Eastern Seaboard of Mindanao at 5 AM the morning of 26 May 2011. So Coastal areas in Mindanao are warned of rough waters. It is still not safe to travel by sea, especially for boats. The island is projected to have cloudy skies to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms. Wind is estimated at 55 to 68 kilometers per hour.
Chedeng is still projected to travel along the East coast of the Philippines. Readers are warned that this information could rapidly change.
This is a developing story.
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