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Visayas braces for La Niña

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016


CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) calls on the public’s attention regarding preparation for the imminent La Nina phenomenon.

After El Nino gripped the country with drought particularly in Cebu for six months, La Niña phenomenon is expected to bring torrential rain this time.

La Niña will bring excessive rainfall that will bring typhoons, flash floods and landslides that will possibly cause water born disease like cholera and leptospirosis.

As preparation, the weather bureau encourages everyone to clean gutters and creeks to avoid clogs.

PAGASA Visayas Director, Engr. Oscar Tabada, said that the bureau is also preparing for the nearing occurrence of La Nina, “Tataasan, palalakasin ang ating early warning system so before dumating ang bagyo, before dumating ang malakas na ulan, may alam na kayo para mabantayan ninyo” Tabada said.

Also, Engr. Tabada appeals to local government units to boost information, education and communication campaigns about La Niña phenomenon in barangays and schools.

A La Niña caravan will be held in the whole province in the coming months, included to the information dissemination project is giving leaflets and brochures about preparations and emergency readiness.

According to Engr. Tabada, this year’s La Niña will impose greater damage.

The incoming phenomenon will take place in the month of July and expected to last until next year.

(Gladys Toabi/UNTV News)

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Expect a rainy President’s SONA on Monday – PAGASA

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA issued a special weather outlook for Monday (July 22) on the occasion of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth state of the nation address,

According to PAGASA, Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies throughout the day on Monday with high possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening which may bring rainshowers over the area including Quezon City where the President’s SONA will take place at Batasang Pambansa.

Temperature on Monday would be between 26 to 33 degrees Celsius.

PAGASA assured to issue updates as soon as significant changes in the weather pattern for Monday’s event occur.

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LPA now tropical depression ‘Goring’; Signal #1 up in Batanes

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The new low pressure area (LPA) monitored north of the country has developed into a tropical depression on Friday (July 19) and has been named ‘Goring’.

As of 10:00 a.m. on Friday (July 19), state weather service PAGASA monitored the weather disturbance at 190 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes and is moving northeast at a speed of 30 kph with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 is now hoisted over Batanes.

PAGASA advised that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Batanes as well as in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the western seaboard of Central Luzon.

“Goring” may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening or early morning Saturday.

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Monsoon rains still affecting Luzon after TS Falcon’s exit

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm Falcon (international name Danas) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) yet monsoon rains will still affect most parts of Luzon.

As of 4:00 am on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Cordillera Administrative Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley.

Likewise, the southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to affect the regions of Ilocos, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, and Bataan.

The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers brought about by localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the new low pressure area (LPA) that PAGASA has been monitoring remains outside PAR and has no direct effect yet to the country.

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