Tropical depression to enter PH on Saturday – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 27, 2019   •   286

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday (September 28), according to state weather service PAGASA.

Based on its 11:00 am bulletin on Friday (September 27), the tropical depression was located at 1,410 km East of Visayas, packed with maximum sustained winds of 45kph and gustiness of 55kph.

It is moving towards the west-northwest direction at a speed of 30kph.

According to PAGASA, once the weather system enters PAR, it will be named ‘Onyok.’

It may intensify into a Tropical Storm within 24 hours but it is less likely to make landfall in any part of the country, the PAGASA said.

Forecast weather condition for Saturday will be cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms over Batanes and Babuyan group of islands caused by the northeasterly wind.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to the effects of the combined easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

‘Ramon’ now a severe tropical storm, aims for Northern Cagayan — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Ramon has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it aims for landfall towards northern Cagayan, according to state weather service PAGASA.

Based on PAGASA’s 5:00 PM, the center of the storm is at 125 km East of Aparri, Cagayan with sustained winds of 100 kph and gustiness of up to 125 kph while moving towards the West-Northwest direction at 10 kph.

It is expected to make landfall between Monday night (November 18) and Tuesday morning (November 19).

Thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2 was raised over the following areas:

  • Cagayan (including the Babuyan Islands)
  • Northern portion of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfino Albano, Tumauini, and Divilacan)
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Ilocos Norte

These areas may experience winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph in at least 24 hours, PAGASA warned.

Meanwhile, TCWS No. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • La Union
  • Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan)
  • Rest of Isabela

Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in these areas at least 36 hours or intermittent rains within 36 hours.

PAGASA advised residents in the said areas to prepare for possible landslides and flashfloods and to monitor updates from PAGASA regarding the current weather system.

Likewise, sea travel remains risky especially for small sea crafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the western seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Rains to still drench parts of Luzon as TS Ramon moves west-northwest

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon is still expected to bring rains over some part of Northern Luzon as it slowly moves in the northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

In its 5:00 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said ‘Ramon’ may still bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over eastern parts of Cagayan and Isabela on Sunday, while on Monday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may prevail over mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga and Ilocos Norte.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may also be experienced over the Babuyan Islands, Abra, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Northern Aurora, and Quirino.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal number 1 is still up over Cagayan including Babuyan Island, Apayao, Isabela and northern portion of Aurora including Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan.

‘Ramon’ was last spotted at 285 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph), and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is moving towards west direction at 15kph.

The state weather bureau advised residents in landslide and flood prone areas to take precautionary measures and to coordinate with concerned agencies.

Sea travelers are also warned not to venture in seaboards of areas under signal number 1 as well as in seaboards of northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said it also monitoring a low pressure area east of Visayas that is seen to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday.

Tropical storm Ramon slightly intensifies, shifts direction

Marje Pelayo   •   November 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Ramon (International name Kalmaegi) has slightly intensified and shifted directions on Friday morning (November 15), according to the state weather service PAGASA.

PAGASA’s 11:00AM bulletin showed ‘Ramon’ at 420 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 460 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.

It is moving slowly but has shifted direction towards the north.

Tropical storm Ramon is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela-Aurora area between Sunday night (November 17) and early Monday morning (November 18).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remained in Eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Baggao and Peñablanca), eastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan and Dinapigue), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan).

Winds between 30 kph and 60 kph may be experienced in these areas within 36 hours.

Meanwhile, TCWS Signal No. 1 has been lifted over Polillo Islands.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.

Sea travel remains dangerous for fishing boats and small sea vessels over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue to enjoy fair weather over the weekend except for areas affected by the tropical storm.

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