TS Quiel to develop into severe tropical storm within 24 hours
Marje Pelayo • November 6, 2019 • 647
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Quiel slightly intensifies as it moves almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea, the state weather service PAGASA said.
As of 10:00 AM on Wednesday (November 6), the center of the weather system was observed at 465 km West Southwest of Subic, Zambales or 465 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan, packed with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
PAGASA forecasts that between today and tomorrow morning (November 7), tropical storm Quiel will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan, and Western Visayas.
Meanwhile, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley Region due to TS Quiel and the Tail-End of a Cold Front.
Residents of the aforementioned areas are advised to take precautionary measures and continue monitoring for updates from PAGASA on the course of the weather system.
Also, sea travel remains risky especially for small sea crafts over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon due to potentially rough sea conditions.
TS Quiel forecast to intensify into a Severe Tropical Storm within 24 hours and remains less likely to make landfall in any part of the country.
MANILA, Philippines—Catch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse in May.
About 20 or more meteors per hour will be seen from the sky as the Earth passes close to the orbit of Halley’s comet, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The meteor shower is usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year.
“The point from where the meteors appear to radiate is located within the constellation Aquarius, the Water Bearer,” PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, on May 26, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Philippine sky. The entire event will be seen in South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
PAGASA said the eclipse will begin at 4:47 p.m. Philippine Standard Time (PhST) and will end at 9:49 p.m. (PhST).
In Manila, the moon will rise at 6:14 P.M. on 26 May and will set at 4:49 A.M. on 27 May 2021.
The state weather bureau assured that lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A pair of binocular will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the moon brighter. AAC
MANILA, Philippines — Hope for clear skies as the full moon on Tuesday (April 27) will be a supermoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The state weather bureau said the moon will appear bigger and brighter than a regular full moon during its peak from 11:22 to 11:32 p.m.
The full moon will have a perigee distance of 357,378 kilometers (km) away from Earth, which is the “closest that the moon comes to the earth in its elliptic orbit.”
PAGASA said the term ‘supermoon’, popularized by astrologer Richard Nolle, is astrological in origin and has no precise astronomical definition. AAC
The eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-Lo, Gattaran, Baggao, Peñablanca, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Aparri, Santa Teresita, Alcala, Amulung, Iguig, Tuguegarao City) including Babuyan Islands
The eastern portion of Isabela (San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Tumauini, Cabagan, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Ilagan, Gamu, Naguilian)
Based on the forecast track, PAGASA said that Bising will move generally northward or north northwestward until Thursday morning, when the typhoon will be nearest to the landmass of Northern Luzon.
Afterwards, the typhoon will move northeastward away from the landmass throughout Thursday, and is forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday morning.
Bising was last spotted at 345 kilometers east northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 345 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.
The typhoon is packing maximum sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 205 km/h. It is moving northward at 15 km/h.
PAGASA said Bising is forecast to gradually weaken throughout the remainder of the forecast period. The typhoon will likely be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by Friday and tropical storm category by Saturday.
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