Signal #1 up in some parts of Luzon as TD Ferdie moves to exit — PAGASA
Marje Pelayo • August 10, 2020 • 421
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression (TD) ‘Ferdie’ continues to enhance the Southwest monsoon as it moves to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning (August 10).
According to the latest forecast from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the combined effects of TD Ferdie and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will bring strong breeze-force to near gale-force winds over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA, especially in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1.
Gusty conditions are more likely in coastal and mountainous regions of these areas
Residents in affected areas are advised to take precautions against flooding and rain-induced landslides during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.
Meanwhile, PAGASA already lifted TCWS#1 for La Union, western portion of Pangasinan, northern portion of Zambales, and several municipalities of Ilocos Sur.
However, TCWS#1 remains for Western portion of Ilocos Norte and the western portion of Ilocos Sur.
PAGASA warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1 due to rough to very rough seas with waves expected to reach 4 meters in height.
Also, gale Warning is in effect over the seaboards of Zambales, Bataan, western coast of Batangas, western coast of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Calamian Islands, Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, and Isabela.
Thus, sea travel is risky over these areas due to rough to very rough seas.
Those with small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out over the seaboards of Visayas and the rest of Luzon due to moderate to rough seas.
MANILA, Philippines – Cloudy skies with rainshowers due to a low pressure area (LPA) and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) are expected to prevail over several parts of Luzon and Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday.
In its daily weather forecast, PAGASA said scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quezon Province including Polillo Island, Bicol Region, Northern Samar, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas.
The agency warned residents against possible flashfloods and landslides during severe thunderstorms.
At 3 p.m., PAGASA spotted the LPA 440 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.
Meanwhile, localized thunderstorms may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Flashfloods and landslides are also possible, the weather agency added.
Expect longer nights and shorter days after the occurrence of autumnal equinox last Tuesday night (September 22), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
An equinox in Latin, means ‘equal night’. PAGASA explained that it is when day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. After the autumnal equinox, the country will experience longer nights and shorter days due to the Sun traversing its shortest path of the year at the time of the winter solstice.
“Philippine nights will be longer as the sun moves below the celestial equator towards the southern hemisphere,” PAGASA said.
PAGASA also clarified that the equinox will not affect the change of temperature in the country. AAC
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