Pagasa hoists signal no. 2 as “Falcon” intensifies into tropical storm
Robie de Guzman • July 16, 2019 • 2857
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Falcon has intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday.
In its weather bulletin issued at 5 p.m., Pagasa said the storm was last spotted at 335 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
“Falcon” is moving west at the speed of 30 kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, the state weather bureau said.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 has been raised over Northeastern part of Cagayan, including Babuyan group of islands, while signal no. 1 is up in Batanes, rest of Cagayan, northern portion of Ilocos Norte, northern portion of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Isabela, eastern portion of Mountain Province and the eastern portion of Ifugao.
Signal no. 1 may also be raised over the northern portions of Aurora, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya and the rest of Abra, Mt. Province and Ifugao.
Pagasa expects moderate to heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo islands, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, and the rest of Visayas, Central Luzon, and MIMAROPA.
Between Wednesday and Thursday (July 18) afternoon, Pagasa said moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley.
Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains may prevail over the Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.
The state weather bureau advises residents in the said regions, especially in flooding and landslide-prone areas, to take precautionary measures.
Sea travel is also risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS alerts and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Falcon is expected to closely approach or make landfall over Babuyan-Batanes Islands area Wednesday evening, and may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday (19 July).
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) east of Quezon Province has developed into tropical depression (TD) ‘Butchoy,’ according to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday (June 11), PAGASA located the eye of TD Butchoy at 75 km Northwest of Daet, Camarines Norte.
It is moving West-Northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Thus, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (CWS) No. 1 over the following areas:
The southern portion of Aurora
The northern and central portion of Quezon
Under TCWS #1, winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
TD Butchoy is forecast to cross Polillo Islands and make landfall over northern Quezon-southern Aurora area between tonight and tomorrow morning Friday (June 12).
UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.