‘Ramon’ weakens into LPA; Tropical Storm ‘Sarah’ maintains strength — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2019   •   1066

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression ‘Ramon’ weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) at 2:00 PM today (November 20), according to state weather service PAGASA’s latest bulletin.

Thus, PAGASA has lifted all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) in areas affected by the LPA.

However, PAGASA said, strong to gale force winds will still prevail over Batanes and the Babuyan Islands while occasional gusty conditions may be experienced over the rest of Northern Luzon due to the surge of northeast monsoon.

As of 4:00 PM today, the LPA was located within the vicinity of Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.

Meanwhile, Signal No.1 has been lifted over the northeastern portion of Isabela and the southeastern portion of Cagayan due to tropical storm Sarah.

However, Wind Signal No. 1 remains over Batanes, the northeastern portion of Cagayan (Gattaran, Lal-lo, Buguey, Gonzaga, Sta. Ana, Calayan) including the Babuyan Islands due to the storm.

As of 4:00 PM, the center of the TS Sarah was located at 540 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, packed with sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

PAGASA said the storm slightly accelerates as it moves towards north-northwest direction at 30 kph.

PAGASA said light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will still be experienced this evening over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will affect the areas of Ilocos Sur, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Isabela, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and the rest of Ilocos Norte.

Risk of landslides and flashfloods still remains in the said areas thus, residents are advised to take appropriate actions and monitor updates from PAGASA for the movement of the weather disturbances.

Meanwhile, PAGASA advised that sea travel remains risky, especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under the TCWS, seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon and the western seaboard of Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions caused by tropical storm Sarah and the Northeast Monsoon.

LPA spotted off Eastern Samar — PAGASA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted in Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Based on the weather forecast of PAGASA, the LPA was spotted 525 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 3 a.m. it is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Caraga, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas.

Batanes and Cagayan might experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

In Metro Manila, and the rest of the country, weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said the LPA has a low chance of intensifying into a tropical depression within 24 hours. AAC

LPA east of Camarines Norte develops into tropical depression ‘Maring’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The low pressure area monitored by PAGASA has developed in to a tropical depression and was named “Maring”.

According to the 5:00 p.m. bulletin on Thursday (October 7), the center of tropical depression ‘Maring’ was estimated at 505 km east of Virac, Catanduanes moving south southeastward at 15 km/h.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.

Maring may bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Eastern Visayas. Moderate rough seas will prevail over the seaboards of Luzon and the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours.

There is a moderate to high likelihood that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) will be hoisted over several provinces in Northern Luzon by Saturday morning or afternoon. The highest possible wind signal for this tropical cyclone is TCWS #2.

PAGASA said Maring will continue moving generally southeastward slowly in the next 12 hours before turning northward Friday (October 8) afternoon. It will move north northwestward over the Philippine Sea by Saturday morning (October 9), gradually accelerating in the process.

The state weather bureau forecast that Maring will remain a tropical depression while moving over the Philippine Sea and may intensify into tropical storm by Sunday afternoon (October 10). AAC


New LPA, ITCZ to bring occasional heavy rains over Mimaropa, Western Visayas

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The combined effects of the inter tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and a new low pressure area (LPA) will bring occasional heavy rain showers over Mimaropa and Western Visayas.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on
Tuesday (September 21) said that the new LPA last spotted over the coastal waters of Dumaran, Palawan has a slim
chance of developing into a tropical cyclone and may likely dissipate.

In the next two to three days, the agency sees no weather disturbance to affect the country.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the impact of ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the entire country will experience light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas throughout the day.


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