• Typhoon Watch, Weather Updates

    Posted on December 14th, 2011

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    New Typhoon Forming Near Cebu

    New Typhoon Forming Near Cebu

    A tropical Depression called 27W, is increasing in strength and moving towards the area of Cebu. The latest satellite imagery shows a large formation of rain and wind, south-east of Mindanao, moving westerly towards Cebu, and Bantayan Island.

    Last night, we experienced strong winds and rain on the shores of Santa Fe, with calm winds and cloudy skies this Thursday morning.

    If you are planning a trip to Bantayan Island for the next few days, you may want to consider putting it on hold until this Tropical system passes. It is likely that by Tomorrow morning ferry service will be halted as seas will be very rough and dangerous.

  • Typhoon Watch, Weather Updates

    Posted on December 14th, 2011

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    Tropical Depression 27W To Strike Bantayan on Friday-Saturday

    Tropical Depression 27W To Strike Bantayan on Friday-Saturday

    We are tracking a Tropical Depression with sustained winds over 35 mph, that is due to arrive in Cebu City and Bantayan Island by This coming Friday, December 16, 2011, and last Through Saturday, December 17, 2011.

    The following is the graphic we are using to track this storm. As more update become available, we will keep you posted.

  • Typhoon Watch, Weather Updates

    Posted on October 11th, 2011

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    Typhoon Ramon Will Strike Bantayan Island Thursday

    Typhoon Ramon Will Strike Bantayan Island Thursday

    Upon the entrance of Typhoon Ramon into the Eastern area of Mindanao and Southern Leyte, this growing storm has increased it’s wind speed to signal number 2.

    It is certain that by midnight on Thursday, October 13, 2011, Ramon will make direct contact with Bantayan Island.

    Current indicators, as shown on the latest map below, show that Ramon likely will increase to signal number 2 as it comes into contact with the shores of Santa Fe, on Bantayan Island.

    Although the map below indicates signal number one for Cebu and Bantayan Island, this wind strength will likely be updated to signal number 2 by late Wednesday evening.

    Storm Status Updated at 7:00 am Wednesday October 12, 2011, See the complete Post.

  • Typhoon Watch, Weather Updates

    Posted on October 10th, 2011

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    Typhoon “Ramon” Tracking Towards Bantayan Island

    Typhoon “Ramon” Tracking Towards Bantayan Island

    Low Pressure Area: “92″, off the coast of Mindanao is growing in intensity and making a North West track towards Cebu and Bantayan Island. Estimates are that within 6 to 24 hours this low pressure system will become the next Typhoon in the Philippines, called “Ramon”.

    It would be advisable now to make early preparations for the possibility of a signal 1 or 2 Typhoon striking Bantayan Island as early as Wednesday or late Thursday of this week. Make sure you have plenty of fresh water, enough food for a few days, fresh batteries for a good flashlight and perhaps have some extra cash on hand as ATM’s may be out for a day or two.

    There is a possibility that once this low pressure area becomes a Tropical cyclone, it may take a more Northerly route and not strike Northern Cebu and Bantayan Island directly.

    We will post updates on the progress of this low pressure area in the next 24 hours.

    If you have been planning a trip to Bantayan Island this week, you might pause for a day or two until the final disposition of this low pressure area is know. In the event that “Ramon” does strike Bantayan, or skirt the island with a band of rain and wind, coming to the island or leaving the island will not be possible for a few days. Island Shipping does not provide Ferry service on or off Bantayan Island during a Typhoon.

  • Weather Updates

    Posted on September 27th, 2011

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    Massive Typhoon “Pedring” Affecting Bantayan Island

    Massive Typhoon “Pedring” Affecting Bantayan Island

    A massive 500 mile wide Typhoon that struck the coast of Luzon early this morning, is causing massive 26 foot high waves and very rough seas around Bantayan Island. There are no Ferry’s currently running between Hagnaya and Santa Fe, leaving many people stranded until later this week.

    My wife and I have been in Cebu since before the Typhoon began it’s approach this last Sunday and were planning on making our way back to Bantayan on Monday. Those plans were delayed as we learned that Pedring was causing large waves at and around Bantayan and making travel to the island impossible.

    Forecasts are that the wind and waves may subside by Thursday, allowing for the Ferry’s to Bantayan to once again be available.

    I spoke to our friend on Bantayan Island a few minutes ago who told me that the waves around the island are massive and that the wind is howling, with driving rain.

    If you are planning a trip to Bantayan Island this week, look for delay’s in getting to the island until later this week. Friday to Sunday should be much better for travel.