Tropical Storm Julian may intensify into typhoon on Sunday – PAGASA
Robie de Guzman • August 28, 2020 • 243
Tropical cyclone Julian has intensified into a tropical storm on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
In its 5 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said Julian was estimated at 880 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Julian is expected to intensify into a severe tropical storm by Saturday and become a typhoon on Sunday morning, the weather agency said.
It is forecast to move west-northwestward on Friday night, then turn northward on Saturday and northwestward on Sunday.
“It is likely to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday,” PAGASA said.
The weather bureau said the raising of tropical cyclone wind signal is unlikely throughout the forecast period and that it is less likely to directly cause high impact weather over the country.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is forecast to bring moderate to rough seas over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon.
PAGASA advised small seacrafts to take precautionary measures while venturing out to sea.
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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