‘Perla’ intensifies into a tropical storm — PAGASA
Marje Pelayo • October 18, 2019 • 565
MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA on Friday (October 18) announced that tropical depression ‘Perla’ (International name Neoguri) intensified into tropical storm.
At 4:00 AM today, the weather system was located at 790 km East of Basco, Batanes and it is moving almost stationary.
It is packed with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Although no tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) currently in effect over any part of the country, PAGASA said TS Perla may bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over the areas of Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Islands) and Apayao beginning Saturday (October 19) or Sunday (October 20).
Thus, the agency advised residents especially owners of small sea vessels that sea travel remain risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to potentially rough sea conditions associated with the northeasterly surface wind flow.
Meanwhile, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Visayas and Palawan.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will likewise experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to the effects of localized thunderstorms.
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).
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