TS Nimfa no direct effect on PH, to leave PAR on Saturday

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019   •   537

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Nimfa has no direct effect on the Philippines, according to the state weather bureau PAGASA.

As of 4:00 Friday (September 20), the weather system was located at 58km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes, packed with maximum sustained winds of 75kph and gustiness of 90kph.

It is moving westward at a speed of 25kph.

TS Nimfa is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning (September 21), PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is currently affecting Central and Southern Luzon.

According to PAGASA’s forecast, monsoon rains will prevail over CALABARZON and the provinces of Mindoro, Marindique and Romblon.

Occasional rains will affect Metro Manila and Central Luzon while scattered rainshowers will prevail over the rest of Luzon.

Also, isolated rains will drench areas in Visayas and Mindanao throughout the day.

Meanwhile, PAGASA advised that sea travel is risky along the sea boards of Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan and Queozon including Polilio Island due to high waves.

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Signal #5 remains over Albay, Camarines Sur as Super Typhoon Rolly makes second landfall

Marje Pelayo   •   November 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon Rolly (International name: Goni) made its second landfall over the vicinity of Tiwi, Albay at 7:20 AM this morning

According to state weather bureau PAGASA, catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall associated with the region of the eyewall and inner rainbands of the typhoon is prevailing or expected within the next 12 hours particularly over the following areas where situation is dangerous, according to the agency:

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • The northern portion of Sorsogon
  • Burias Island
  • Marinduque
  • The central and southern portions of Quezon
  • Laguna
  • The eastern portion of Batangas. 

At 7:20 AM today, the center of the eye of Super Typhoon Rolly was located based on all available data in the vicinity of Tiwi, Albay packed with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 310 km/h.

It is moving westward at 25 km/h.

The center of this typhoon will cross the Camarines Provinces before heading towards Marinduque-Southern Quezon area this afternoon, Sunday (November 1).

The weather disturbance is forecast to exit the mainland Luzon landmass and emerge over the Philippine Sea between tonight and tomorrow early morning.

Typhoon Rolly may bring destructive winds up to Signal No. 4 over some areas in Luzon, PAGASA warns

Marje Pelayo   •   October 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical cyclone ‘Rolly’ (International name Goni) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and has rapidly intensified into a typhoon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

According to PAGASA, the center of the eye of Typhoon Rolly is likely to make landfall over the Central Luzon-Quezon area on Sunday (November 1) evening or Monday (November 2) morning.

It may continuously intensify over the Philippine Sea and is likely to make landfall at peak intensity of 165 to 185 kilometers per hour.

PAGASA said, in anticipation of the arrival of strong breeze to near-gale conditions due to the typhoon, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No.1 may be raised over several provinces in the Bicol Region today. 

Given that it is likely for this typhoon to continue intensifying prior to landfall, the highest possible TCWS that will be raised throughout its passage will be TCWS No.3 or TCWS No.4 associated with destructive to very destructive typhoon-force winds.

Thus, the public especially in areas though the typhoon path to take precautionary measures and constantly monitor updates for its development.

As of 3:00 AM Friday (October 30), typhoon Rolly was located at 1,195 km East of Central Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 170 km/h while moving Westward at 20 km/h.

Currently, the trough of Typhoon Rolly is bringing cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Visayas, Bicol Region, Northern Mindanao and Caraga.

The Northeasterly Surface Windflow is causing scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms over Batanes and Cagayan.

Meanwhile, localized thunderstorms is affected Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon which experiencing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers.

Goni intensifies into severe tropical storm while moving westward

Maris Federez   •   October 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Goni has rapidly intensified into a severe tropical storm (STS) while moving westward at 10 km/h, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday.

The center of STS Goni was estimated at 1,545 kilometers East of Central Luzon outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) 16.6°North ,136.6°East, based on all available data.

The state weather bureau said STS Goni packed a maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h.

Once it enters the PAR, Goni will be renamed Rolly, PAGASA said.

It added that STS Goni was forecast to intensify into a typhoon within 24 hours and will continue to intensify while moving over the Philippine Sea.

State meteorologists said Goni may bring heavy rains over the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon either by Friday or the weekend as it moves closer.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 may be raised over some provinces in the Bicol Region and in Northern Samar by Friday evening. —/mbmf

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