Sep 21, 2020

New LPA looms as Falcon exits

A new low-pressure area (LPA) is developing on the western side of Laoag in Ilocos Norte, even as Falcon moved back to the east of Cagayan after making landfall and looping, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz said Falcon made landfall early morning Wednesday in Gattaran, Cagayan and cruised to Aparri before looping clockwise.

“Kaninang madaling-araw ay nag-land fall ito sa Gattaran, Cagayan at tinahak pa nito ang Aparri and a few hours after exiting the land mass ay nag-loop ito clockwise at ang sentro nito ay dito natagpuan sa layong 200 kilometers silangan ng Aparri, Cagayan,” she said.

The new LPA could enhance rains in some provinces of northern Luzon.

Moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands along with provinces of the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, and Guimaras.

Due to Falcon and its enhancement onf the southwest monsoon, a gale warning advisory has been released, including the western coast of Palawan.

On Thursday, July 18, Falcon is expected at 115 kilometers north of Basco, Batanes and could exit the country’s area of responsibility by Friday morning.

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