Typhoon Ramon slows down as it nears landfall; new LPA spotted

Marje Pelayo   •   November 19, 2019   •   550

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ramon slowed down as it continuous to threaten the Babuyan Islands, according to PAGASA’s latest forecast.

As of 8:00 AM Tuesday (November 19), Typhoon Ramon was located at 110 km East of Calayan, Cagayan, packed with sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

It is moving slowly towards the West-Northwest direction and is forecast to make landfall over the Babuyan Islands between the afternoon or evening today.

Due to the land interaction and the Northeast Monsoon, the typhoon is forecast to weaken following landfall, according to PAGASA.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 is up in the Northern portion of Cagayan where winds of greater than 121 kph up to 170 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.

Signal No. 2 remains over the areas of Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.

Winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph may be expected in these areas in at least 24 hours .

Signal No. 1, on the other hand, is up in Northern portion of Isabela, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union and Pangasinan.

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

Residents in these provinces should expect stormy weather, take appropriate actions, coordinate with disaster officials for emergency concerns, and continue monitoring for updates from PAGASA.

Fishing boats and other sea vessels especially the small ones are advised to refrain from venturing out as sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboard of southern Isabela, and the western seaboard of Zambales and Bataan due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, at 7:00 AM Tuesday, PAGASA has located a low pressure area (LPA) at 810 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

The weather disturbance is forecast to develop into a Tropical Depression within 24 hours.

LPA east of Cagayan province develops into TD Carina

Marje Pelayo   •   July 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — At 2:00 am on Monday (July 13), the low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Cagayan province has developed into tropical depression Carina, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). 

As of 4:00 AM today, the weather system was located at 315 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It is moving westward at 20 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 is raised over the areas of Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, and Northern Cagayan specifically Sta. Ana, Gonzaga, Sta. Teresita, Bugey, Eastern Lal-O and Baggao.)

This means moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Babuyan Islands and the eastern section of mainland Cagayan and Isabela. 

Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon in the next 24 hours thus small seacrafts are advised not to venture out to sea.

The center of TD Carina is forecast to pass close to the northeastern portion of Cagayan and the Babuyan Islands between tonight and Tuesday morning. 

A landfall scenario over these areas remains likely, according to PAGASA.

Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of Luzon, meanwhile, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the effects of TD Carina.

Mindanao and the rest of Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers mostly in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms. 

LPA in Eastern Mindanao develops into tropical depression — PAGASA-DOST

Maris Federez   •   May 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area (LPA) over the east of Mindanao that the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring has developed into a tropical depression.

PAGASA said that the weather disturbance, named Ambo, is the first tropical cyclone to form inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year.

As of 2:00 pm on Sunday (May 10) the LPA was located at 565km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Based on PAGASA’s forecast, TD Ambo may affect the eastern section of Visayas or Mindanao by Wednesday (May 13) or Thursday (May 14). — /mbmf

PAGASA monitors a brewing LPA east-southeast of Davao City

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted a low pressure area (LPA) at 1,275 kilometers east southeast of Davao City as of 3:00AM on Thursday (May 7).

It may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) tonight but less likely to develop into a tropical cyclone.

PAGASA said the LPA may affect areas in the Caraga region by weekend.

The state weather agency said to expect a frequency of thunderstorms by mid of the month.

PAGASA warns the public of experiencing high temperatures in the coming days due to the presence of moisture in the air or high relative humidity.

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