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

Marje Pelayo   •   October 30, 2020   •   1523

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.

Signal #1 remains over Batanes; Typhoon Fabian to exit PAR Friday night — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Fabian is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening (July 23) according to state weather agency PAGASA.

As of its 5:00 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Typhoon Fabian was located 540 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h and gustiness of 185 km/h.

Thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) #1 remains hoisted over the province of Batanes while a cyclone warning signal was earlier lifted for Babuyan Islands.

Given this condition, residents of Batanes will continuously experience strong winds throughout the passage of the typhoon.

Meanwhile, typhoon-enhanced southwest monsoon will continuously experience scattered to widespread monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Cavite, and Batangas.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, Bulacan, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands.

Also, occasional gusty conditions will be experienced over Visayas and the rest of Luzon, especially in the coastal and upland localities in these areas.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Fabian is forecast to gradually intensify in the near term and reach its peak intensity tomorrow afternoon.

A weakening trend in its intensity may begin by Sunday morning.

Widespread monsoon rains to prevail over Metro Manila, parts of Luzon as Typhoon Fabian nears exit

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Monsoon rains are expected to continue over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon on Friday (July 23), according to the state weather agency PAGASA.

In its latest bulletin, PAGASA said Typhoon Fabian is continuously enhancing the southwest monsoon.

This will bring scattered to widespread monsoon rains in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Metro Manila, most of CALABARZON and Central Luzon, and portions of MIMAROPA.

As of 5:00 AM Friday, Typhoon Fabian was located 510 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 185 km/h, and a central pressure of 955 hPa

It is moving slowly towards the West Northwestward direction.

Strong winds or higher extend outwards up to 630 km from the center thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No.1 remains over the areas of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands which is likely to remain throughout the passage of the typhoon, PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, occasionally gusty conditions associated with the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will be experienced over the Visayas and the rest of Luzon, especially in the coastal and upland localities of these areas.

Thus, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of Luzon (including the areas under TCWS #1) and Western Visayas.

Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters.

Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

Based on its movement, typhoon Fabian is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tonight and tomorrow (24 July) morning.

Signal #1 raised over Batanes, Babuyan Islands due to ‘Fabian’

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Fabian will continuously bring strong winds over Batanes and Babuyan Islands throughout its passage, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) latest weather bulletin.

This prompted the weather agency to raise Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over the said areas.

Due to the impact of Typhoon Fabian which enhances the southwest monsoon, Metro Manila and the following areas will experience monsoon rains in the next 24 hours:

Ilocos Region
Abra
Benguet
Zambales
Bataan
Tarlac
Pampanga
Bulacan
Cavite
Batangas
Occidental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro, Romblon
Northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands

In the next 24 hours, the combined effects of Typhoon Fabian and the southwest monsoon will cause rough to very rough seas over the northern, western, and eastern seaboards of Luzon (including the areas under TCWS #1).

Thus, sea travel is risky for small seacraft over these waters and mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

Based on the latest forecast track, Typhoon Fabian will move generally westward or west southwestward today (July 22), before it moves north northwestward for the remainder of the forecast period.

It is expected to pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Miyako, Yaeyama, and Senkaku Islands in the southern Ryukyu Archipelago on Friday (July 23) before it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow evening or morning of Saturday (July 24).

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