Typhoon Ambo seen to make landfall north of Northern Samar on Thursday evening

Marje Pelayo   •   May 14, 2020   •   1757

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Ambo is moving closer to landmass and is expected to make landfall north of Northern Samar on Thursday (May 14) afternoon or evening, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

As of 4:00AM,  the eye of the typhoon was located 185 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h and gustiness of up to 190 km/h. 

It is moving westward at a speed of 15 km/h.

Areas to experience heavy to intense with at times torrential rains: 

  • Samar Provinces

Areas to experience moderate to heavy with at times intense rains:

  • Eastern Visayas
  • Sorsogon
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
  • Masbate

Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#3:

  • Northern Samar
  • The northern portion of Eastern Samar
  • The northern portion of Samar

Winds of greater than 121 km/h up to 170 km/h may be expected in at least 18 hours in the said areas that may damage crops, trees and houses made of light materials.

Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#2:

LUZON

  • Catanduanes
  • The eastern portion of Camarines Sur
  • Ticao Islands

VISAYAS

  • The central portion of Samar
  • Central portion of Eastern Samar

Winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h may be expected in at least 24 hours in the said areas that may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities.

Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#1:

LUZON

  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • The eastern portion of Romblon

VISAYAS

  • Biliran
  • The rest of Samar
  • The rest of Eastern Samar
  • The northern portion of Leyte

Winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours in the said areas. MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)

ITCZ brings scattered rainshowers, thunderstorms over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will continue to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms,  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. The state weather bureau warned possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Cagayan Valley and Aurora will likewise have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. AAC

LPA spotted off Eastern Samar — PAGASA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted in Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Based on the weather forecast of PAGASA, the LPA was spotted 525 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 3 a.m. it is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Caraga, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas.

Batanes and Cagayan might experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

In Metro Manila, and the rest of the country, weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said the LPA has a low chance of intensifying into a tropical depression within 24 hours. AAC

Signal nos. 1 and 2 still up in parts of Luzon as Maring nears exit

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—  Tropical cyclone wind signals are still raised over parts of Luzon as severe tropical storm “Maring” is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

According to PAGASA, Maring was located 315 km West of Calayan, Cagayan and will continue to move westward over the West Philippine Sea. It has maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 125 km/h.

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.

TCWS No. 2  prevails 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 Provinc
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 has been raised 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,  Maring is forecast to gradually intensify but is becoming less likely to reach typhoon category prior to making landfall over Hainan Island in China.

The state weather bureau continues to remind the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to take all necessary measures to protect life and property. AAC

 

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