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Signal#4 raised over Cagayan and Northern Isabela

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2018

Source: Meteorological Satellite Center of JMA https://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/data/himawari/sat_img.php


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Weather bureau PAGASA has raised tropical cyclone signal number 4 over the areas of Cagayan and Northern Isabela.

This means residents in the said area may expect strong winds of up to 171 to 220kph in the next 12 hours.

As of 4:00 p.m. Friday (September 14) Typhoon Ompong is monitored at 340 east-northeast of Casiguran Aurora packed with maximum sustained winds of 205kph and gustiness of 255kph. It is moving northwest at 30kph.

Monsoon rains are now affecting southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Signal#3 is raised over the areas of:

  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Northern Aurora
  • Isabela.

Residents in these areas may expect 121kph to170kph of winds in the next 18 hours.


Meanwhile, signal#2 is raised over the areas of

  • Batanes
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • N. Zambales

Residents in these areas may expect 61kph to 120kph of winds in the next 24 hours.

Signal#1 is still up over areas of:

  • S. Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Quezon including Polilio Islands.

Residents in these areas may expect winds of up to 30kph in the next 36 hours. – Marje Pelayo

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Brewing storm affects most parts of PH

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018


Satellite image as of November 13, 2018, 8:50 a.m. | PAGASA

A low-pressure area (LPA) is currently affecting most parts of the country.

PAGASA spotted the weather system at 235 kilometers east-southeast of Davao City, Davao Del Sur.

Based on the forecast of PAGASA, Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao will experience scattered rains and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, amihan or the northeast monsoon is affecting Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon where isolated rain showers are expected.

PAGASA said that the LPA may intensify into a tropical depression and will be named “Simeon”. — Yssa Jalmasco


LPA outside PAR intensifies into a tropical depression

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018


Satellite imagery as of Friday (11:20 am, September 21, 2018) | PAGASA

A low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is now a tropical depression.

PAGASA has spotted the weather system at 2,160 kilometers east of Southern Luzon.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph) while moving north-northwestward at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour (kph).

PAGASA said that it can possibly enter the PAR on Sunday (September 23) and will be named Paeng.

As of now, it has no direct effect on the country, however, it is expected to further intensify and developed into a tropical storm.

Batanes area may possibly be affected by the weather disturbance on next Friday (September 28). — UNTV News & Rescue

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Prize freeze on LPG, kerosene still in effect in Cagayan

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2018

Following the declaration of a state of calamity in Cagayan, the Department of Energy (DOE) Oil Industry Management Bureau said the price freeze on household liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene products is still enforced for up to 15 days upon said announcement

The DOE reminds the public to take extra precautionary measures in dealing with electrical appliances and components (wiring, sockets and downed posts, among others) to protect themselves from electrical hazards like electric shock or short circuit.

“The public’s safety and security is our primary concern. Let us all be vigilant and aware of what is happening in our surroundings. Let us all do our part in keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe,” said Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

For the downstream oil sector, the DOE-’s states that based on its monitoring of the oil companies, there is sufficient supply of petroleum products, with stocks ranging from 2 to 15 days, depending on the area.

(Source: DOE)

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