Dodong leaves the Philippines, Monsoon rain continues for Metro Manila

(click image to enlarge) Tropical Storm Dodong (Sarika) Storm track

Dodong (international codename: Sarika) is now a tropical storm.  Dodong remains at sea, and approximately west southwest of Laoag City.

The Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical and Astronomical Services Agency lowered all storm signals in the Philippines.  The weather agency says that monsoon rains are still expected to fall on much of Western Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Spratly Islands., including Metro Manila.   Foul weather is still to be expected.

Dodong is generating 65 kilometer per hour winds, with gustiness up to 83 kilometers per hour.  It is projected to be East of Hong Kong on Saturday 11 June 2011.


Image credit: weather underground.

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  • UP nn grad

    My understanding is that the Noynoy administration has put a little bit more effort than the GMA administration with regards maritime safety for Pilipinas. This is good — above all else, Pilipinas does not want to see another instance of twenty or fifty or hundreds of drownings from a maritime disaster in Pilipinas. And we don’t want Presi-Noynoy contemplating what he should do- quote: “A government that repeatedly fails to ensure the safety of its citizens has no reason to continue in office.” — if such a disaster should happen:

    The state of maritime transport in the Philippines seems to be a continuing “national tragedy.” During the last few days alone, we have witnessed two more ships sink, Catalyn B and MV Baleno-9, killing a still undetermined number of passengers.
    . . .

    We have seen too many people die as a result of this administration’s inability or unwillingness to enforce the law. A government that repeatedly fails to ensure the safety of its citizens has no reason to continue in office.

  • Typhoon Dodong left with minimal casualties so I guess it’s already good enough.