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

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2021   •   110

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).

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.

Typhoon Fabian may exit PAR Saturday morning — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecast the current weather disturbance Typhoon Fabian to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday (July 24).

Throughout the forecast period, Typhoon Fabian is still unlikely to directly bring heavy rainfall in the country but will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon combined with the impact of tropical storm Cempaka spotted at west northwest of extreme northern Luzon.

These weather systems will collectively bring monsoon rains in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands).

According to PAGASA, the hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over Batanes and Babuyan Islands remains a possibility due to the uncertainty in the later portion of the track forecast of Typhoon Fabian.

Still, mariners are warned that rough to very rough seas with waves up to 4.5 meters may occur over the seaboards of Batanes and Babuyan Islands, and the western seaboard of Palawan (including Kalayaan and Calamian Islands) and Occidental Mindoro (including Lubang Islands).

Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas with up to 3.0 meters of waves may prevail over the eastern and the rest of the northern and western seaboards of Luzon.

Thus, sea travel is risky for small sea crafts over these waters.

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