MANILA—A low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Visayas intensified into a tropical depression early Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
The tropical depression is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Wednesday and will be named Marilyn, weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.
The weather disturbance was located 1,180 east of Visayas, based on PAGASA’s 5 a.m. bulletin. It is packing 45 kilometer per hour (kph) maximum sustained winds, with gusts of up to 55 kph.
The trough or extension of the tropical depression will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or habagat, which continues to prevail over Luzon, will also bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Zambales and Bataan.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms. Via ABS-CBN News
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PAGASA: Kammuri intensifies into severe tropical storm as it nears PAR
MANILA – Weather disturbance Kammuri intensified into a severe tropical storm as it moved towards the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the weather system was spotted 1,645 kilometers east of Visayas while packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour near the center and 115 kph gusts.
It is expected to enter PAR by Sunday, Dec. 1. Once Kammuri enters the area, it will be named Tisoy. The storm may affect central and southern Luzon with moderate to heavy rain showers with strong winds, PAGASA said.
It may also affect Northern Luzon, although it is not expected to make landfall, the weather bureau said.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon (amihan) is still bothering Northern Luzon, especially Cagayan Valley and Cordillera, with cloudy skies and scattered light to moderate rain showers.
The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will experience cloudy skies with light rains over the day. (Via ABS-CBN News)
Expect cold, dry air as Amihan season begins – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — Bring out those sweaters as cold and dry air will prevail in the coming days and months with the onset of the northeast monsoon or Amihan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.
The weather bureau officially announced the start of Amihan season on Thursday, October 24, and with this, Pagasa explained, northeast wind flow is expected to become dominant over most parts of the Philippines.
“Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming days to months,” Pagasa Administrator Vicente Malano said.
According to Malano, the beginning of Amihan season is marked by the strong to gale force northeasterly winds which prevail over the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia, Inquirer.net reports.