TD “Henry” to exit PAR Tuesday as “habagat” drenches most parts of the country

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2018   •   4378


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Tropical depression “Henry” is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday (July 17).

Weather bureau PAGASA located the cyclone at 230km east of Calayan, Cagayan, packed with maximum sustained winds of 60kph and gustiness of up to 75kph. It moves westward at 25kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 is still raised over Babuyan Group of Islands and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.

TD Henry will intensify the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat in the country.

Expect heavy rains that may cause flash floods and landslides in Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail in other parts of the country.

Meanwhile, a low-pressure area (LPA) was located at 780km east of Infanta, Quezon.

PAGASA forecasts the weather system to be developed into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. – Rey Pelayo / UNTV News and Rescue

IATF recommends postponing 3-day vaccination days in areas to be hit by TC Odette

Maris Federez   •   December 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) chairman, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the postponement of the second round of the three-day vaccination days in areas that are expected to be hit by Tropical Cyclone Odette.

Duque made the announcement in his report during the President’s weekly Talk to the Nation aired Monday night (December 13).

Duque said that to prevent risk among the public when the storm enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday, the IATF decided to re-schedule the vaccination days, particularly in Southern Luzon down to the Mindanao region.

The IATF will reset the date from December 15-17 to December 20-22.

Duque, however, clarified that the three-day Bayanihan Bakunahan in Northern and Central Luzon and in the National Capital Region will push through with its original schedule.

This recommendation still awaits President Duterte’s approval. —/mbmf

Maring to exit PAR as it continues to move over West Philippine Sea

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Maring will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday (October 12), according to PAGASA.

Based on the latest bulletin at 8:00 a.m., the center of STS Maring, with international name Kompasu, was estimated over 230 km West of Calayan, Cagayan. Its maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 125 km/h.

Outside the PAR, Maring will maintain a westward heading and is likely to make landfall in the vicinity of Hainan, China on Wednesday evening (October 13).

Heavy to intense rains are highly likely over Ilocos Region, Benguet, Ifugao, Abra, and Mountain Province. Moderate to heavy rains are highly likely over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are likely over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and the rest Central Luzon.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 is in effect in the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • The northern portion of Isabela (Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, Ilagan City, Tumauini, Cabagan, San Pablo, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Delfin Albano, Quirino, Gamu, Roxas, Mallig, Quezon)
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is in effect in the following areas:

  • The rest of Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • The northern portion of Bataan (Samal, Morong, Dinalupihan, Abucay, Orani, Hermosa)
  • The northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta) including Polillo Islands

Within the next 36 hours, the storm is forecast to gradually intensify but is becoming less likely to reach typhoon category prior to making landfall over Hainan Island, PAGASA said. AAC

PAGASA monitors new LPA after exit of tropical storm Huaning

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring a new low pressure area east of Eastern Samar following the exit of tropical storm Huaning.

As of 3:00 AM Monday (August 9), the LPA was located at 610 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

Its trough is currently bringing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon (habagat) is the main weather system affecting Luzon today

Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms remain prevalent in the areas of Batanes and Babuyan Islands due to Habagat.

Similarly, Habagat and at times localized thunderstorms are causing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Throughout the day, the country may experience moderate with at times heavy rains as the effect of the southwest monsoon.


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