New LPA spotted west of Ilocos Norte to enhance habagat, TS ‘Falcon’ – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2019   •   1718

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.

Bicol, Northern Samar may expect occasional heavy rains on Tuesday — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The tail-end of a cold front is currently affecting the Bicol Region, Quezon province and Northern Samar, according to PAGASA.

This brings cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the said areas thus residents are advised to take appropriate actions for possible landslides and flash floods.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is now affecting the rest of Luzon.

Specifically, this brings cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region and Aurora province where gusty conditions in coastal and mountainous areas are observed.

Mindanao, Palawan, and the rest of Visayas, however, will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

Similar weather condition will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to the Northeast Monsoon but with no significant impact, PAGASA said.

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All wind signals now lifted as ‘Tisoy’ further weakens — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   December 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA has lifted all tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) as severe tropical storm ‘Tisoy’ further weakens while moving towards the West Philippine Sea.

As of 10:00 AM on Wednesday (December 4), the weather disturbance was located at 290 km West Southwest of Subic, Zambales with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph and gustiness of up to 115 kph while moving towards the west-northwest direction at 15 kph.

PAGASA said, however, that moderate to rough seas may still prevail over the western seaboard of Central Luzon and the southern seaboard of Southern Luzon.

Furthermore, moderate with occasional heavy rains is seen to affect the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora.

Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate actions for possible landslides and flashfloods.

Meanwhile, sea travel is not advised especially for small sea vessels over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, and the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions.

Likewise, gusty conditions associated with the Northeast Monsoon may also be experienced in other areas of Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA, especially in the coastal and mountainous areas.

According to PAGASA, ‘Tisoy’ is likely to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility between tonight and tomorrow morning.

It is also expected to further weaken due to the effects of the Northeast Monsoon.

Typhoon Tisoy weakens as it passes northern Mindoro

Marje Pelayo   •   December 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Tisoy further weakens as it moves north of Mindoro provinces, according to PAGASA.

At 12:30 PM on Tuesday (December 3), ‘Tisoy’ made its fourth landfall over Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.

According to PAGASA’s latest bulletin, the eye of the typhoon was observed within the vicinity of Baco, Oriental Mindoro, packed with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) remains in effect in several areas in the country while the weather disturbance moves towards the westward direction at 25 kph.

Signal #3 (121-170 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 18 hours)

Southern portion of Quezon (Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

Signal #2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours)

Burias Island, Romblon, northern portion of Camarines Sur ( Cabugao, Libmanan, Pamplona, Pasacao, Sipocot, Lupi, Ragay, Del Gallego), Camarines Norte, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan), Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan), Zambales, and Pangasinan, Northen Aklan (Malay, Buruanga, Nabas, Ibajay) and northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan)

Signal #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)

Southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones and San Agustin), Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, La Union, Quirino, rest of Aurora, northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran), rest of Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya), Masbate including Ticao Island, Albay, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes.)

Meanwhile, wind signals have been lifted over Ilocos Sur, Biliran, rest of Northern Samar, northern Negros Occidental, Guimaras, and Leyte.

However, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, the seaboards of Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions especially for small sea vessels.

Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any TCWS (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the Northeast Monsoon, according to PAGASA.

Residents in typhoon-affected areas are advised to take appropriate actions and monitor latest weather updates for safety and immediate response from concerned government agencies.


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