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Typhoon Ompong enters the Philippine area of responsibility

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Source: Meteorological Satellite Center of JMA www.data.jma.go.jp

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) has now entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

As of 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (September 12), weather bureau PAGASA located the eye of the cyclone at 1,165km east of Virac, Catanduanes, packed with maximum sustained winds of 205kph and gustiness of up to 255kph.

It is moving westward at the speed of 20kph.

PAGASA said the southwest monsoon or habagat is now affecting southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Palawan, Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao while isolated rain showers will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

The eye of typhoon Ompong is expected to make landfall somewhere in Cagayan or in the Babuyan group of islands by Saturday (September 15).

However, since the diameter of the typhoon measures at 900km wide, it is expected to affect and bring torrential rains and strong winds to the northern and most parts of Central Luzon.

Storm surges estimated to reach up to six meters are expected along the coast of eastern and northern Cagayan. – Rey Pelayo / Marje Pelayo

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

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

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 ‘Usman’ enters PAR, threatens Eastern Visayas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   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 likely to enter PAR on Wednesday

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

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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