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2 Tropical cyclones outside PAR intesifies habagat

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2018

Satellite Image as of August 20, 8:20 a.m. | PAGASA

Habagat or the southwest monsoon is still affecting most parts of Luzon.

Two tropical cyclones, roughly outside Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), are currently strengthening the southwest monsoon. Typhoon with an international name “Soulik” is located at 1,670 kilometers (km) east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon.

Another distant severe tropical storm with an international name “Cimaron” is spotted at 2,965 kilometers (km) east of Luzon. As of now, Cimaron has a low probability to make its landfall or hit any part of the country, however, it stirs habagat.

Monsoon rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales at Bataan.

Metro Manila, the rest of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mindoro provinces and Northern Palawan may have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country may expect isolated rain showers.

PAGASA forecasts intensified effect of habagat on Wednesday. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Damage to agriculture due to TS ‘Falcon’, monsoon rains hit P4-M

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm ‘Falcon’ accompanied by the strength of the southwest monsoon has so far left P4.15-M worth of damage to the country’s agriculture.

This is based on the initial reports received by the Department of Agriculture (DA) from local offices in the strom-affected areas.

The amount translates to more than six hectares of farmland and 433 affected farmers specifically in San Enrique, Negros Occidental.

Data source was DA’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center. — with reports from Rey Pelayo

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New LPA spotted west of Ilocos Norte to enhance habagat, TS ‘Falcon’ – PAGASA

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — State weather service PAGASA spotted a new low pressure area (LPA) west of the country.

It is expected to further enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat) and tropical storm “Falcon” (international name Danas).

As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 17), the LPA was located at 170 kilometers west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Meanwhile, the center of “Falcon” was last observed at 265 km East of Calayan, Cagayan.

It moves towards the northwest direction at a speed of 20 kph with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 remained hoisted over Batanes.

Meanwhile, signal No. 1 is up in the areas of Apayao, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, and Babuyan group of Islands.

PAGASA said today until tomorrow (18 July), moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and Romblon.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and of Visayas may expect light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

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More areas under wind signal due to TS Falcon

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Stormy weather remains over Cagayan, Apayao and Batanes as tropical storm Falcon lashes Northern Luzon.

As of 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday (July 17), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Falcon is already in the coastal waters of Aparri, Cagayan.

It continues to move towards west northwest at a speed of 35 kph with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) remain in several areas of the country.

Signal #2 (Winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.)

  • Apayao
  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands

Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.)

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • northern part of Aurora
  • northern part of Nueva Vizcaya
  • northern part of Quirino

Meanwhile, TS Falcon continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat which is bringing rains including in Metro Manila.

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, and Guimaras.

Light to moderate with at times heavy will affect Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, and the rest of Visayas, and the rest of MIMAROPA.

Residents in the affected areas must prepare and stay alert for as they may be at risk of flooding and landslides. They are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with concerned government agencies and continue monitoring for updates from PAGASA.

Meanwhile, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the seaboard of Southern Luzon, and the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas.

TS Falcon, according to PAGASA, may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday (19 July) morning.

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