LPA East of Aurora province now Tropical Cyclone ‘Enteng’
Marje Pelayo • August 8, 2020 • 416
MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) has developed into a tropical cyclone ‘Enteng’.
Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Enteng’s cyclone depression was estimated at 445km East of Casiguran, Aurora as of 4:00 AM Saturday (August 8).
TC Enteng is moving towards the north direction at 10 km/h packed with maximum sustained winds of 45km/h and gustiness of up to 55km/h.
The state weather agency noted, however, that it does not expect the weather system to make a landfall in any part of the country.
No tropical cyclone wind signal is raised but ‘Enteng’ will bring scattered light to heavy rains over areas in Bicol and Eastern Visayas.
The cyclone will also enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring rains over Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and occasional rains over Pangasinan and the rest of Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Marinduque, Rizal, and the rest of Visayas.
Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.
MANILA, Philippines – Cloudy skies with rainshowers due to a low pressure area (LPA) and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) are expected to prevail over several parts of Luzon and Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday.
In its daily weather forecast, PAGASA said scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quezon Province including Polillo Island, Bicol Region, Northern Samar, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas.
The agency warned residents against possible flashfloods and landslides during severe thunderstorms.
At 3 p.m., PAGASA spotted the LPA 440 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.
Meanwhile, localized thunderstorms may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Flashfloods and landslides are also possible, the weather agency added.
Expect longer nights and shorter days after the occurrence of autumnal equinox last Tuesday night (September 22), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
An equinox in Latin, means ‘equal night’. PAGASA explained that it is when day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. After the autumnal equinox, the country will experience longer nights and shorter days due to the Sun traversing its shortest path of the year at the time of the winter solstice.
“Philippine nights will be longer as the sun moves below the celestial equator towards the southern hemisphere,” PAGASA said.
PAGASA also clarified that the equinox will not affect the change of temperature in the country. AAC
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