New LPA brewing northeast of Mindanao as Typhoon Liwayway nears exit

UNTV News   •   September 4, 2019   •   398

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Liwayway is nearing exit, according to state weather agency PAGASA.

As of 10:00AM on Wednesday (September 4), Liwayway was observed at 345km northeast of Basco, Batanes.

It remains a typhoon packed with maximum sustained winds of 130km/h and gustiness of 160km/h.

PAGASA said Typhoon Liwayway is expected to exit from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Gusty winds are still affecting Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales and Bataan due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat.

Sea travel remains risky over the eastern and western seaboards of Luzon especially for small sea crafts.

Meanwhile, another low pressure area is being monitored by PAGASA located at 1,050 km east northeast of Mindanao.

PAGASA said, however, that the LPA is less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone.

Signal No. 1 raised over E. Samar, parts of N. Samar due to TD Ramon

Marje Pelayo   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA raised tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 over Eastern Samar and the eastern section of Northern Samar.

As of 4:00 PM on Tuesday (November 12), the center of tropical depression Ramon was observed at 670 kilometers East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km per hour and gustiness of up to 70 km per hour.

It is moving slowly towards the westward direction.

Based on PAGASA’s latest forecast, TD Ramon is expected to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.

On Wednesday (November 13), expect light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon.

On Thursday (November 14), light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Norte.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Romblon, Marinduque, and the rest of Bicol Region and Quezon.

PAGASA advised residents in all affected areas to take precautionary measures against possible landslides and flash floods.

Meanwhile, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, as well as the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and the Visayas due to prevailing rough sea conditions.

LPA now tropical depression ‘Ramon’

Marje Pelayo   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Virac, Catanduanes has intensified into tropical depression Ramon, according to state weather service PAGASA.

As of PAGASA’s 11:00 AM forecast on Tuesday (November 12), the weather system has been located at 835 kilometers east southeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 685 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

It is moving towards the west direction at 10 km/h with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon starting today until tomorrow, Wednesday (November 13).

Tomorrow, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon.

TD Ramon is forecasted to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.

PAGASA advises residents in areas affected by the weather system to take precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 may be raised over Eastern Samar and the eastern section of Northern Samar in the next bulletin, PAGASA said.

Once TCWS Signal No. 1 is effect, sea travel may be disrupted in these areas.

For now, sea travel remains dangerous especially for small sea crafts over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Brewing LPA possible to develop into tropical cyclone this week

Marje Pelayo   •   November 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) near the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone this week.

PAGASA on Monday (November 11), said the weather system is expected to enter PAR in the next 12 to 24 hours and may intensify into a tropical cyclone that will affect the eastern section of the country.

Based on PAGASA’s update, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will still prevail in the next 24 hours over CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, Davao Region and Aurora due to the trough of the LPA.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA advised residents in the affected areas to prepare for possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

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