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

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, 16 March 2019 12:52 PM

Image by: DOST PAGASA HIMAWARI-8 IR1

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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TD ‘Chedeng’ enters PAR; storm signal no. 1 raised in 6 areas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 07:22 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression ‘Chedeng’ has slightly slowed down while maintaining its strength after it entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday (March 17) afternoon.

As of 4:00 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of “Chedeng” was estimated at 650 km East of Davao City packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h.

It moves towards the west direction at at 15 km/h.

The state weather bureau said tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) number 1 is raised over Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Sur, Davao City, Davao Occidental, Southern part of Davao del Norte including Samal Island, Eastern part of North Cotabato and Eastern part of Sarangani.

Residents in these areas are expected to experience winds of 30 to 60kph in the 36 hours.

Meanwhile, widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over the areas of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Davao del Norte today (March 18) and in most parts of Mindanao tomorrow (March 19).

Residents of these areas, especially those living in flood and landslide-prone areas are advised to undertake necessary preparations and continue monitoring for updates.

Those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signal. Chedeng is expected to make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Oriental between Monday night and Tuesday morning. — Marje Pelayo (with details from Rey Pelayo)

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TD ‘Usman’ enters PAR, threatens Eastern Visayas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 05:46 PM

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 likely to enter PAR on Wednesday

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:01 AM

Satellite imagery as of December 18, 2018 10:30 a.m. | PAGASA

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) is likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday (December 19).

Weather agency PAGASA monitors the LPA at 1,465 kilometers east of Mindanao.

Once it enters PAR, the agency said the new LPA will directly affect the entire Mindanao region.

Currently, according to PAGASA, the trough of the LPA is affecting the areas of Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani.

Isolated rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in the said areas.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or amihan is currently affecting Luzon where fair weather and occasional rains will be experienced.

Thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country. – Rey Pelayo

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