‘Auring’ weakens into tropical storm; seen to reintensify prior to landfall

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2021   •   584

MANILA, Philippines – The weather disturbance located east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur weakened into a tropical storm on Friday (February 19) afternoon.

But according to state weather bureau PAGASA, tropical storm Auring may re-intensify into severe tropical storm prior to its landfall over Caraga Region on Sunday (February 21).

PAGASA noted also that the possibility of TS Auring developing into a typhoon is now less likely.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) remains in effect over the following areas:

• Visayas
Southern Leyte and the southeastern portion of Eastern Samar

• Mindanao
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Camiguin, the western portion of Misamis Oriental and the western portion of Bukidnon)

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and monitor updates through PAGASA’s official website regarding the weather system.

LPA outside PAR may develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   August 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — State weather agency PAGASA is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), based on its latest weather bulletin on Tuesday (August 3).

As of 10:00 AM, the LPA was located 550 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes and is likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours.

It is moving northeastward towards PAR’s northern boundary.

Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon remains the dominating weather system affecting the country today.

In the next 24 hours, there will be moderate to heavy rains over the Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Batanes, and Babuyan Group of Islands.

Likewise, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley.

Under these conditions, flash floods and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.

The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate measures and watch for the next update on this weather system.

Monsoon rains prevail over Ilocos Region, parts of Luzon

Marje Pelayo   •   July 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The southwest monsoon remains the prevailing weather system across the Philippines, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

According to its latest forecast for Friday (July 30), monsoon rains will continue to drench the areas of Ilocos Region, Benguet, Abra, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Occidental Mindoro.

Under this condition, scattered to widespread moderate to at times heavy rains may cause flooding and rain-induced landslides thus residents in the said areas must take precautionary measures for the mentioned potential hazards.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have occasional rains specifically moderate to at times heavy and may cause flooding and landslides as well.

Over Visayas and Mindanao, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will be experienced.

Residents in the areas are warned that severe thunderstorms may cause floods and landslides thus appropriate measures must always be in place especially in low-lying areas.

Occasional rains prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, W. Visayas – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The southwest monsoon (Habagat) remains the prevailing weather system in the country today, according to the latest forecast from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

This will bring Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon as well as Western Visayas occasional rains throughout the day with a possibility of flooding and rain-induced landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains especially in low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, monsoon rains will be experienced in the areas of Ilocos Region, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Occidental Mindoro due to the impact of Habagat.

Possible flooding and rain-induced landslides are the potential hazards that might be triggered during scattered to widespread moderate to at times heavy rains.

Similarly due to habagat, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms which could cause flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

PAGASA advises the public to take precautionary measures under these conditions and monitor updates of the weather systems through the agency’s websites and other social media platforms.

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