Pagdaragdag ng mga kategorya ng bagyo, inirekomenda ng PAGASA

admin   •   October 9, 2014   •   8486

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MANILA, Philippines – Inerekomenda na ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang pagdaragdag ng kategorya sa bagyo na papasok sa Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Sa ngayon ay tatlong kategorya lamang ng bagyo ang opisyal na ginagamit ng PAGASA.

Mula sa low pressure area (LPA) ay papasok sa tropical depression category ang bagyo kapag naabot na nito ang lakas ng hangin na 45kph.

Tropical storm naman kung hihigit na sa 65kph, at kapag tumuntong na sa 118kph ay pasok na ito sa kategoryang typhoon.

Sa inerekomenda ng mga forecaster, magiging lima na ang kategorya ng bagyo. Madadagdag ang “severe tropical storm” at ang ginagamit na ng ibang meteorological agency na “super typhoon”.

Ayon kay PAGASA Forecaster Jori Lois, sa ganitong paraan ay mas matatawag ang atensyon ng publiko sa lakas ng bagyong paparating at magagawa pa ang kaukulang paghahanda.

“Kung titingnan natin yung pagsisimula ng bagyo yung pagsisimula ng intensity ng bagyo 118 tapos ang mga bagyo minsan nasa 200 something di ba. So  napakalaking diperensya, kailangan na nating bigyan ng emphasis kung alin yung mahinang typhoon at kung ano yung malakas na typhoon.”

Ngayon taon, bagama’t hindi direktang dumaan sa bansa, si Bagyong Ompong (Super Typhoon Vongfong) ang itinuturing na pinakamalakas na bagyo na pumasok sa PAR.

Hindi nalalayo ang taglay nitong lakas ng hangin sa Super Typhoon Yolanda na nasa 215kph base sa forecast kaninang umaga.

Ani Lois, “Maswerte narin tayo dahil itong 2 bagyo si Neneng at itong si Ompong ay hindi naglandfall sa atin, sinunod lamang niya yung track na nagre-recurred patungong Japan.”

Samantala, hindi pa rin matiyak ng mga siyentipiko kung may nangyayari nang El Niño phenomenon.

Ayon sa PAGASA, kung matutuloy man ang phenomenon, ay mahina lamang ang epekto nito sa bansa.

“Sa ngayon yung El Niño nasa 60-65% pa rin, ibig sabihin kung matutuloy po yan maaaring magkaroon pa rin ng weak El Niño pero sa ngayon nga hindi pa rin masabi ng scientist yung eksakto kung kalian talaga makakaapekto yung El Niño o kung kailan mabubuo talaga,” paliwanag pa ni Lois. (Rey Pelayo / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

LPA east of Cagayan province develops into TD Carina

Marje Pelayo   •   July 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — At 2:00 am on Monday (July 13), the low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Cagayan province has developed into tropical depression Carina, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

As of 4:00 AM today, the weather system was located at 315 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is moving westward at 20 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 is raised over the areas of Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, and Northern Cagayan specifically Sta. Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Bugey, Eastern Lal-O and Baggao.)

This means moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Babuyan Islands and the eastern section of mainland Cagayan and Isabela. 

Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon in the next 24 hours thus small seacrafts are advised not to venture out to sea.

The center of TD Carina is forecast to pass close to the northeastern portion of Cagayan and the Babuyan Islands between tonight and Tuesday morning. 

A landfall scenario over these areas remains likely, according to PAGASA.

Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of Luzon, meanwhile, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the effects of TD Carina.

Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers mostly in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms. 

Zambales, parts of Pangasinan still under Wind Signal #1 due to TD Butchoy

Marje Pelayo   •   June 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Butchoy maintains its strength while moving west-northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.

As of 7:00 AM Friday (June 12),  the center of TD Butchoy was estimated based on all available data at 50 km West of Iba, Zambales.

It is moving towards the west-northwest direction at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

The weather agency PAGASA has lifted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and some municipalities in Pangasinan.

However, Wind Signal number 1 remains over Zambales and western portion of Pangasinan where  Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains is expected throughout the day.

PAGASA advised residents in affected areas to prepare for possible flashfloods and landslides.

It advises residents to coordinate with local disaster authorities and constantly monitor PAGASA updates for precautionary actions. 

TD ‘Butchoy’ makes landfall over Polillo, Infanta in Quezon – PAGASA

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2020

Tropical Depression (TD) ‘Butchoy’ has made landfall over Polillio and Infanta, Quezon on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, And Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said.

In its 8 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said ‘Butchoy’ made landfall over Polillo at around 5:30 p.m., and Infanta at six in the evening.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number one remains hoisted over Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, and the southern portion of Aurora.

Signal number one has also been raised over Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Camarines Norte, and the northern and central portions of Quezon Province.

The state weather bureau said moderate to heavy, and at times, intense rains will be experienced in various areas of Luzon between Thursday night and Friday morning.

PAGASA warned that flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards.

Tropical depression ‘Butchoy’ was last spotted in the vicinity of General Nakar, Quezon.

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 75 kilometers per hour as it moves west-northwest at 15 kilometers per hour.

Tropical depression Butchoy is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday.

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