2 Tropical cyclones outside PAR intesifies habagat
admin • August 20, 2018 • 3167
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
MANILA, Philippines – Cooler weather brought about by the northeast monsoon or amihan will soon prevail in the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said Monday.
PAGASA said that based on recent observations and analyses, the general wind pattern has shifted from southwesterly to easterly.
“This signifies that the southwest monsoon season has officially ended,” PAGASA administrator Vicente Malano said in a statement.
He said the strengthening of high-pressure systems over the Asian continent has led to the weakening of southwest monsoon or habagat and the gradual changing of the season.
“With these developments, the climate of the Philippines is on (the) transition to the northeast monsoon Amihan season in the coming days,” Malano said.
PAGASA explained that during the transition, localized thunderstorms may still be experienced in the whole country in the afternoon and evening.
The state weather bureau is also monitoring Typhoon Hagibis, which is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility.
As of 4 p.m. weather bulletin, it was last spotted 2,630 kilometers east of Southern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
It may enter PAR by Friday if it continues to move in a west-northwest direction at a speed of 25 kph.
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Nimfa has no direct effect on the Philippines, according to the state weather bureau PAGASA.
As of 4:00 Friday (September 20), the weather system was located at 58km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes, packed with maximum sustained winds of 75kph and gustiness of 90kph.
It is moving westward at a speed of 25kph.
TS Nimfa is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning (September 21), PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is currently affecting Central and Southern Luzon.
According to PAGASA’s forecast, monsoon rains will prevail over CALABARZON and the provinces of Mindoro, Marindique and Romblon.
Occasional rains will affect Metro Manila and Central Luzon while scattered rainshowers will prevail over the rest of Luzon.
Also, isolated rains will drench areas in Visayas and Mindanao throughout the day.
Meanwhile, PAGASA advised that sea travel is risky along the sea boards of Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan and Queozon including Polilio Island due to high waves.
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression ‘Nimfa’ maintains strength while moving almost stationary, according to state weather service PAGASA.
At 3:00 AM on Wednesday (September 18), the center of the weather system was located at 670 km East of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.
Meanwhile, PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) which was observed in the vicinity San Jose, Tarlac.
According to PAGASA, monsoon rains ranging from frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy rain showers will prevail over Central Luzon, Batangas, Cavite, Occidental Mindoro, and northern portions of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands throughout Wednesday due to the combined effects of the southwest monsoon (habagat) and the LPA.
Likewise, habagat will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, CALABARZON and the rest of MIMAROPA.
The trough of the tropical depression will also bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos Region.
Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers will be experienced in Mindanao and the rest of Visayas due to localized thunderstorms.
Residents of the aforementioned areas are advised to take precautionary measures for possible flashfloods and landslides.
Sea travels is discouraged especially for small sea vessels over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to potentially rough to very rough sea conditions.
Meanwhile, most of the other seaboards of the country will remain moderate to rough.
As of this writing, there is no Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) raised in any parts of the country, according to PAGASA.
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