Monsoon rains to affect areas in Luzon as STS Dindo exits
Marje Pelayo • August 3, 2020 • 327
MANILA, Philippines — Severe tropical storm (STS) Dindo is expected to exit the Philippine area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning but the southwest monsoon may bring occasional heavy rains over certain areas in Luzon, according to the latest forecast from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 5:00 a.m., the state weather agency located STS Dindo at 475 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes and is now over the Yaeyama Islands in the Southern Ryukyu island in Japan.
It is moving northwestward towards the East China Sea while exiting PAR this morning.
It is likely to make landfall over Zhejiang Province in eastern China tomorrow early morning as a Severe Tropical Storm.
PAGASA said no tropical cyclone wind signal is currently in effect as STS Dindo has no direct impact on the country at the moment.
However, occasional rains due to the Southwest Monsoon will be experienced over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
Meanwhile, the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, the whole of Central Luzon and the rest of Cagayan Valley will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm also due to the southwest monsoon.
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Chris Perez, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience generally improving weather condition apart from the isolated afternoon or evening rainshowers or thunderstorms.
The weather bureau is not expecting any tropical cyclone after STS Dindo in the next 24 hours or in the next two to three days, Perez said.
Meanwhile, a gale warning is in effect over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central Luzon.
Sea travel is risky over these areas due to rough to very rough seas with waves that may reach from 2.5 to 4.5 meters.
Those with small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out over the other seaboards of Luzon due to moderate to rough seas with waves that could reach from 1.2 to 2.6 meters.
Thus, PAGASA advised the public and concerned local disaster risk reduction and management offices to monitor the agency’s weather advisory to take appropriate measures.
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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