Southwest monsoon affecting Luzon, ITCZ affecting Southern Mindanao

Marje Pelayo   •   September 13, 2021   •   238

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical cyclone Chantu (Typhoon Kiko) has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is now 790 kilometers North of Itbayat, Batanes.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the Southwest Monsoon and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the areas of Babuyan Islands, Batanes, Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, MIMAROPA, the Zamboanga Peninsula, and the Bangsamoro.

This may cause flash floods or landslides due to heavy to at times intense rains in the said areas.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to the combined effects of the Southwest Monsoon and localized thunderstorms.

All Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals are now lifted.

However, PAGASA said the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will bring occasional gusts reaching strong breezes to near gale strength over the coastal and upland or mountain areas of Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA in the next 24 hours.

Trough of Typhoon Mindulle affecting Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas

Marje Pelayo   •   September 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring the movement of Typhoon Mindulle south of the country.

As of 4:00 AM Monday (September 27), the typhoon remains outside of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but is affecting eastern sections of Southern Luzon specifically Bicol Region, and Eastern Visayas.

PAGASA located the center of the typhoon at 1,600 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon. It is slightly weakening due to its eyewall replacement cycle.

According to PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas, ‘Mindulle’ is forecast to intensify while still in the Philippine Sea.

It is not expected to directly affect the country though it may enter PAR by Tuesday (September 28) and eventually exit on Wednesday (September 29).

Once inside PAR, it will be named ‘Lani’ being the 12th tropical cyclone to enter the country.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience isolated rains due to the trough of Typhoon Mindulle and localized thunderstorms which may cause possible flash floods and landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Apart from ‘Mindulle, the weather agency said there is no other weather disturbance being monitored at present.

US donates 500 shelter-grade tarps for families affected by Typhoon Kiko in Batanes

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The United States government through the USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance donated 500 shelter-grade tarpaulins for Filipino families in Batanes whose houses were affected by Typhoon Kiko (International name Chanthu).

The tarps, which arrived on Thursday (September 24), were transported by USAID Philippines partner International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Philippine Air Force.

Soon, another 450 USAID shelter-grade tarps will be delivered to the province through the assistance of the Philippine Navy.

All tarpaulin shelters will help 500 affected families in the province.

 

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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