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TD ‘Usman’ enters PAR, threatens Eastern Visayas

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Satellite imagery as of December 25 (5:20 p.m PHT) | PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines – As of 3:00 pm, weather bureau PAGASA has monitored tropical depression ‘Usman’ at  955km east of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur packed with maximum sustained winds of 45km/h and gustiness of 65km/h.

It moves in the northwest direction at 20km/h.

PAGASA said, warning signals in some parts of the country will be raised tomorrow (December 26).

Based on PAGASA’s forecast, tropical depression Usman is expected to make landfall somewhere in Eastern Visayas on Friday, December 28.

‘Usman’ is the 21st tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine area of responsibility in 2018. – Rey Pelayo

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LPA may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hrs – PAGASA

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA announced that the low-pressure area (LPA) being monitored inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is likely to develop into a tropical depression (TD) within the next 48 hours.

As of 10:00 a.m. Monday (June 24), the LPA was monitored within 760 km. east of Casiguran, Aurora.

According to its latest advisory, PAGASA said in case the LPA develops into a tropical depression while inside PAR it will be named ‘Dodong’.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced in several parts of the country including Metro Manila, Visayas, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zambales, Bataan, and Aurora due to the prevalence of the southwest monsoon or habagat.

“The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates to be incorporated in the public weather forecast at 4:00 PM today and 4:00 AM tomorrow,” PAGASA said.

The next weather advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM tomorrow.

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Tropical Depression ‘Chedeng’ may enter PAR this weekend: PAGASA

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Saturday, March 16th, 2019


MANILA, Philippines – A tropical depression may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

If it enters PAR, it will be locally named “Chedeng.”

According to PAGASA, the weather disturbance was last spotted 1,505 kilometers East of Mindanao this morning.

It packed maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 60kph. It is moving westward at the speed of 20kph.

PAGASA said scattered to at times widespread heavy rains may be experienced over provinces in the eastern section of Mindanao on Monday and Tuesday due to the weather disturbance.

While unlikely, the state weather bureau also said it may possibly make a landfall over the eastern part of Davao Oriental in Mindanao either on Monday or Tuesday.

The tropical depression may also weaken to a low pressure area before it hits the landmass.

PAGASA advised residents in areas prone to flooding and landslides to continue monitoring for weather updates. – Robie de Guzman

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‘Usman’ death toll hits 80 – NDRRMC

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The number of fatalities from tropical depression ‘Usman’ has hit 80 according to the latest report from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Meanwhile, 40 persons were recorded inured while 20 individuals remain missing.

However, the NDRRMC is on the process of verifying the figures from authorities on the ground. – UNTV News and Rescue

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