New LPA spotted west of Ilocos Norte to enhance habagat, TS ‘Falcon’ – PAGASA
Marje Pelayo • July 17, 2019 • 1589
MANILA, Philippines — State weather service PAGASA spotted a new low pressure area (LPA) west of the country.
It is expected to further enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat) and tropical storm “Falcon” (international name Danas).
As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 17), the LPA was located at 170 kilometers west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Meanwhile, the center of “Falcon” was last observed at 265 km East of Calayan, Cagayan.
It moves towards the northwest direction at a speed of 20 kph with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 remained hoisted over Batanes.
Meanwhile, signal No. 1 is up in the areas of Apayao, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, and Babuyan group of Islands.
PAGASA said today until tomorrow (18 July), moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and Romblon.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and of Visayas may expect light to moderate with at times heavy rains.
MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of Tropical Depression Ineng is currently affecting most parts of the Philippines on Wednesday (August 21), according to the state weather service PAGASA.
As of 4:00 AM today, TD Ineng is located at 975 km. east of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,245 km. East of Infanta, Quezon, packed with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.
It is moving towards the North direction at 10 km/h.
Ineng’s trough is brining cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Visayas, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Davao Region.
Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon particularly in Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Likewise, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localize thunderstorms will be experienced in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
According to PAGASA, TD Ineng is unlikely to make landfall in any part of the country but it is expected to intensify into a tropical storm within the next 12 to 24 hours.
MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA has declared the end of weak El Niño which has started in the last quarter of 2018.
This means that the temperature in the Pacific Ocean has returned to normal and will remain so until the end of 2019.
During the past three to five months, areas of Oriental Mindoro and Sultan Kudarat experienced less rainfall.
But this August, PAGASA expects normal rainfall level in areas of Calabarzon, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Metro Manila, most parts of Eastern Visayas, and the provinces of Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Bataan, Aurora, Agusan Del Norte, and Surigao Del Norte.
The El Niño has incurred P7.963-B worth of damage in agriculture across the country, according to data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in JUNE 27, 2019.
This is apart from other problems such as the water crisis that hit Metro Manila when the level of water reserve in Angat Dam dipped below the minimum operating level of 180 meters.
For now, the dam’s supply is gradually recovering as it hit 177.12 meters at 6:00 a.m. today (August 16).
With this development, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) may soon increase water allocation in Metro Manila to 40 cubic meters per second from the current 36 cubic meters per second, according to the agency’s Executive Director Sevillo David. – MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)
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