‘Ursula’ now a typhoon, Signal #3 hoisted over Eastern Visayas

Marje Pelayo   •   December 24, 2019   •   946

MANILA, Philippines – The weather disturbance located east of the country has developed into a typhoon, state weather service PAGASA said Tuesday afternoon (December 24).

As of 1:00 PM, the eye of Typhoon Ursula (International name Phanfone) was spotted at 95 kilometers East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, moving westward at 20 kph with maximum winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

‘Ursula’ is forecast to bring occasional to frequent heavy rains over Dinagat Islands, Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands, Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, northern and central Cebu, northern Negros Provinces, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Romblon between this afternoon until tomorrow morning.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, will prevail over the rest of Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of the Visayas and Surigao del Norte.

PAGASA has raised tropical cyclone wind signal #3 over several areas in the Visayas where winds of greater than 121 kph up to 170 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours:

  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • and Camotes Islands

Meanwhile, the following areas remain under TCWS #2 due to Typhoon Ursula:

Luzon

  • Southern portion of Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
  • Romblon
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands

Visayas

  • Extreme northern Cebu including Bantayan
  • Northeastern Iloilo
  • Northern Antique
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Southern Leyte and extreme Northern Negros Occidental

Mindanao

  • Dinagat Islands

These areas may expect winds of greater than 61 kph and up to 120 kph in at least 24 hours.

TWCS #1 or winds of 30-60 kph in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains within 36 hours may be expected over the following areas:

Luzon

  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • rest of Quezon
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • Catanduanes
  • northern Palawan
  • Calamian Islands
  • Cuyo Islands

Visayas

  • The rest of northern Cebu
  • Central Cebu
  • Northeastern Bohol
  • The rest of Antique
  • The rest of Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Northern Negros Occidental
  • Northern Negros Oriental

Mindanao

  • Surigao del Norte including Siargao
  • Bucas Grande Islands

LPA, Habagat to bring rainshowers, thunderstorms in parts of PH – PAGASA

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2020

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.

LPA to bring rains over Metro Manila, rest of Luzon

Marje Pelayo   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — State weather agency PAGASA is monitoring a brewing low pressure area (LPA) in the eastern direction of Infanta, Quezon. 

As of 3:00 AM Thursday (September 24), the weather system was located at 655 km East of Infanta, Quezon. 

This will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and CALABARZON

Also, the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat is now affecting areas of Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao bringing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Dolphin (formerly Tropical Depression Marce) was located 2,500 km Northeast of extreme northern Luzon and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). 

Longer nights, shorter days ahead as autumnal equinox occurs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2020

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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