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Tropical Depression ‘Chedeng’ may enter PAR this weekend: PAGASA

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Image by: DOST PAGASA HIMAWARI-8 IR1

MANILA, Philippines – A tropical depression may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday evening or early Sunday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

If it enters PAR, it will be locally named “Chedeng.”

According to PAGASA, the weather disturbance was last spotted 1,505 kilometers East of Mindanao this morning.

It packed maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 60kph. It is moving westward at the speed of 20kph.

PAGASA said scattered to at times widespread heavy rains may be experienced over provinces in the eastern section of Mindanao on Monday and Tuesday due to the weather disturbance.

While unlikely, the state weather bureau also said it may possibly make a landfall over the eastern part of Davao Oriental in Mindanao either on Monday or Tuesday.

The tropical depression may also weaken to a low pressure area before it hits the landmass.

PAGASA advised residents in areas prone to flooding and landslides to continue monitoring for weather updates. – Robie de Guzman

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LPA likely to develop into tropical depression within 48 hours

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Satellite image as of July 14, 2019, 1:50 pm. Image from PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is forecast to develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours.

According to state weather bureau PAGASA’s weather advisory on Sunday (July 14), the LPA was estimated at 1,205 kilometers east of Visayas outside PAR.

The LPA, according to PAGASA, is expected to enter PAR on Sunday evening or Monday morning (July 15).

Once it develops into a tropical depression, it would be named “Falcon,” the country’s 6th tropical cyclone this year.

According to PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez, the potential tropical cyclone may influence the southwest monsoon or ‘habagat’ which will bring rains over parts of Luzon and Visayas in the coming days.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and scattered thunderstorms will still prevail over eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

The public and concerned agencies are advised to continue monitoring for updates from PAGASA.

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LPA spotted east of Mindanao — PAGASA

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The southwest monsoon (habagat) continues to affect some parts of the country after tropical depression (TD) Dodong exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

As of 6:00 a.m. Thursday (June 27), TD Dodong was located at 1,165 km northeast of extreme northern Luzon.

It is heading towards the southern portion of Japan.

Meanwhile, habagat is expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Ilocos Region, Visayas, most part of Central Luzon, Marinduque and Romblon.

Likewise, isolated thunderstorms will also be experienced in Metro Manila and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro and Palawan.

Localized thunderstorms may also be experienced over the rest of the country.

Meanwhile, state weather bureau PAGASA located another low pressure area (LPA) at 1,295 km. east of Mindanao.It may develop into a tropical cyclone once it enters PAR in the coming days and will be named ‘Egay’.

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LPA may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hrs – PAGASA

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA announced that the low-pressure area (LPA) being monitored inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is likely to develop into a tropical depression (TD) within the next 48 hours.

As of 10:00 a.m. Monday (June 24), the LPA was monitored within 760 km. east of Casiguran, Aurora.

According to its latest advisory, PAGASA said in case the LPA develops into a tropical depression while inside PAR it will be named ‘Dodong’.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced in several parts of the country including Metro Manila, Visayas, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zambales, Bataan, and Aurora due to the prevalence of the southwest monsoon or habagat.

“The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates to be incorporated in the public weather forecast at 4:00 PM today and 4:00 AM tomorrow,” PAGASA said.

The next weather advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM tomorrow.

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