8-14 tropical cyclone may enter the PAR

admin   •   June 15, 2016   •   4845

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab of  a satellite image from PAGASA.

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab of a satellite image from PAGASA.

We’re now in the middle of the year but no tropical cyclone has yet entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said, even if the El Niño phenomenon is now in its decaying stage, it still affects the country.

Last month, 8 provinces were affected by drought while some areas may also be affected this month and in July including Bataan, Zambales, Palawan and Masbate.

On average, around 19-20 tropical cyclones enter the PAR. but this year only 8-14 can be expected or 16 at the end of the year.

“We are still feeling the impact of El Niño. One of the manifestations is lesser tropical cyclone,” explained Anthony Lucero, OIC in PAGASA-Climate Monitoring and Prediction Section.

PAGASA’s climatological model shows that La Niña is more likely to develop and affect the country during the last quarter of the 2016.

Giving trainings and seminars to LGU staff are part of PAGASA’s preparation.

Flood forecasting centers are also ready to monitor the 18 major and 421 principal river basins around the country.

Dissemination of storm alerts will also be more frequent.

With a lead time of 24 hours before the cyclone’s landfall, PAGASA shall release bulletins every 3 hours including hourly updates on the location and sustained winds.

“If we see in our forecast that the cyclone will gain strength within 3 hours, we will raise signal even if it is not yet attaining the suppose sustained wind,” PAGASA Weather Division Chief Esperanza Cayanan said.

PAGASA will use signal number 5 for a super typhoon category that gains the maximum sustained winds of more than 220kph.

Nyatoh to bring rain over Palawan, Mindanao as it moves away from PAR

UNTV News   •   December 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the southern portion of Palawan due to the trough of Typhoon Nyatoh which is moving further away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the weather bureau said Friday.

They typhoon was last located 1,495 km east of northern Luzon packing maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned against possible flash floods or landslides in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will cause light rains over Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Aurora. It will also bring cloudy skies with isolated light rains to Metro Manila and the rest of the country according to PAGASA.


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Tropical storm Nyatoh strengthens, to enter PAR Wednesday — PAGASA

Maris Federez   •   December 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm Nyatoh will enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday as it continues to move west-northwestward toward the country’s jurisdiction, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

In its 3:00 AM tropical cyclone advisory, Pagasa said Tropical Storm Nyatoh, to be locally named ‘Odette” once it enters the PAR, was last located at 1,330 kilometers east of southern Luzon, moving with maximum sustained winds of up to 85 kilometers per hour and gustiness up to 105 kph, moving west-northwestward at 15 kph.

But considering its track, Pagasa said the weather disturbance may not affect the country’s prevailing weather conditions and may exit quickly within 24 to 36 hours.

“Based on the current track forecast, its duration within the PAR region will be short, as it may leave the region within 24 to 36 hours of entry. However, the public is advised to continue monitoring for possible eastward or westward shifts in the track forecast of the tropical storm,” the advisory read.

The state weather bureau further said that the tropical cyclone is forecast to intensify into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 hours and that highly favorable conditions will turn it into typhoon category by Thursday and may reach a peak intensity of around 140 kph.

Pagasa added that Tropical Storm Nyatoh is also expected to affect the country for the next three to five days.

“Considering these developments, the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates related to this tropical cyclone,” said Pagasa. —/mbmf

Expect colder days as PAGASA announces onset of amihan season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Expect colder days ahead after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced the onset of northeast monsoon or amihan season in the country.

PAGASA also observed gradual cooling of the surface air temperature over the northeastern part of Luzon.

“For the past several days, strong to gale-force northeasterly winds have prevailed over Northern Luzon due to the strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia and enhanced by passing of low- pressure areas (LPAs),” according to PAGASA

Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months, the state weather bureau added.

Meanwhile, with the on-going La Niña, NE monsoon rainfall may be enhanced and could trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides over susceptible areas. PAGASA reminded local government units and the public to take precautionary measures. AAC


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