PAGASA Weather Update for Bagyong “IGME” International name “BOLAVEN”
August 22, 2012 PAGASA Weather Update as of 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon "IGME" was located at 320 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.3°N 124.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is moving West Northwest slowly. Meanwhile, another typhoon with international name "Bolaven" was located at 1,600 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon (19.1°N 139.5°E).
At 7:00 a.m. today, 22 August 2012, the eye of Typhoon "IGME" was located based on satellite and surface data at 315 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.4°N 124.6°E).
Five major dams in Luzon kept their gates open early Wednesday to let out excess water, with the water at two of the dams still beyond their high water levels.
PAGASA said that as of 6 a.m., Angat, Ipo, Ambuklao, Binga and San Roque kept gates open, with water levels at Angat and San Roque above their respective high levels.
Angat and Ipo Dams are located in Bulacan province. Ambuklao is located in Bokod town in Benguet while Binga is in Itogon town in Benguet. San Roque spans Pangasinan, and extends to Itogon, Benguet.
In its 6 a.m. update, PAGASA said Angat kept one gate open. Its water level was at 212.79 meters, down from 212.95 meters on Tuesday, and above the 210-meter high level.
PAGASA said Ipo Dam kept two gates open, as its water level was at 100.59 meters, down from 100.60 on Tuesday. This was still below the 100.80-meter high level.
Ambuklao kept one gate open, with its water level at 750.55 meters, down from 750.67 meters Tuesday. This was below the 752-meter high level.
Binga had two gates open as its water level stood at 574.18 meters, up from 573.80 on Tuesday. This was below 575-meter high level.