LPA posibleng maging bagyo bago lumabas ng bansa — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 14, 2020   •   1234

MANILA, Philippines — Isang low pressure area (LPA) na nasa silangang bahagi ng Visayas ang magpapaulan sa bansa ngayong linggong ito. 

Ayon sa Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), posible itong maging ganap na bagyo pagtawid sa Southern Luzon at bago lumabas ng Philippine area of responsibility (PAR). 

Sakaling maging ganap na bagyo ay tatawagin itong Bagyong ‘Leon’.

Batay sa huling tala ng ahensya ngayong 10:00 ng umaga ng Lunes (September 14), namataan ang sama ng panahon 320 kilometro ang layo sa Silangan ng Catarman, Northern Samar.

Ayon sa pagtaya ng PAGASA, dadaan ang LPA sa lugar ng Bicol at CALABARZON, MIMAROPA sa araw ng Martes (September 15) kung saan makararanas ng makulimlim at maulang panahon.

Gayunding panahon ang mararanasan sa malaking bahagi ng Visayas at Mindanao bunsod ng magkahalong epekto ng LPA at paglakas ng hanging Habagat.

Sa araw ng Miyerkoles (September 16) ay inaasahang makararating ang LPA sa West Philippine Sea kung saan tatas ang tsansa nitong maging bagyo. 

Magiging maulan sa buong bansa at pinakamalakas na mararanasang pagulan ay sa kanlurang bahagi dahil pa rin sa Habagat. 

Pinag-iingat ang publiko sa posibleng pagbaha at landslide. 

Sa araw ng Huwebes (September 17) ay inaasahang magiging ganap na bagyo na ang sama ng panahon subalit ito rin ang araw na inaasahang lalabas ito ng PAR.

Makakaasa naman ng paminsan-minsang pag-ulan sa Metro Manila at kanlurang bahagi ng Cental Luzon, Southern Luzon at Visayas sa araw na ito dahil sa epekto ng Habagat.

Mark your stargazing calendars! Witness meteor showers, lunar eclipse in May

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Catch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse in May.

About 20 or more meteors per hour will be seen from the sky as the Earth passes close to the orbit of Halley’s comet, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The meteor shower is usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year.

“The point from where the meteors appear to radiate is located within the constellation Aquarius, the Water Bearer,” PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, on May 26, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Philippine sky. The entire event will be seen in South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

PAGASA said the eclipse will begin at 4:47 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (PhST) and will end at 9:49 p.m. (PhST).

In Manila, the moon will rise at 6:14 P.M. on 26 May and will set at 4:49 A.M. on 27 May 2021.

The state weather bureau assured that lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A pair of binocular will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the moon brighter. AAC

Gaze into the sky and witness a supermoon on April 27

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hope for clear skies as the full moon on Tuesday (April 27) will be a supermoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The state weather bureau said the moon will appear bigger and brighter than a regular full moon during its peak from 11:22 to 11:32 p.m.

The full moon will have a perigee distance of 357,378 kilometers (km) away from Earth, which is the “closest that the moon comes to the earth in its elliptic orbit.”

PAGASA said the term ‘supermoon’, popularized by astrologer Richard Nolle, is astrological in origin and has no precise astronomical definition. AAC

Typhoon Bising slightly weakens; signal no. 1 still up in 3 areas – PAGASA

Robie de Guzman   •   April 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Bising has slightly weakened as it accelerates northward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

In its 5 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said that the following areas remain under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal number 1:

  • Batanes
  • The eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-Lo, Gattaran, Baggao, Peñablanca, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Aparri, Santa Teresita, Alcala, Amulung, Iguig, Tuguegarao City) including Babuyan Islands
  • The eastern portion of Isabela (San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Tumauini, Cabagan, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Ilagan, Gamu, Naguilian)

Based on the forecast track, PAGASA said that Bising will move generally northward or north northwestward until Thursday morning, when the typhoon will be nearest to the landmass of Northern Luzon.

Afterwards, the typhoon will move northeastward away from the landmass throughout Thursday, and is forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday morning.

Bising was last spotted at 345 kilometers east northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 345 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.

The typhoon is packing maximum sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 205 km/h. It is moving northward at 15 km/h.

PAGASA said Bising is forecast to gradually weaken throughout the remainder of the forecast period. The typhoon will likely be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by Friday and tropical storm category by Saturday.

 

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