Sep 29, 2020

New tropical depression looms as Falcon exits PAR

The low-pressure area (LPA) that entered the country may develop into a new tropical depression within 48 hours as Falcon moves to exit via Basco, Batanes, according to an official weather advisory.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin urged local disaster risk reduction and management officials (DRRMOs) to continue monitoring for updates regarding the new LPA.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the LPA’s location is at 250 kilometers west northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

On the other hand, Falcon had slightly intensified as it proceeds to go out of the PAR with a speed of 20 kilometers per hour (kph). It has a maximum wind of 75 kph and gustiness of 90 kph.

Bulquerin said it is expected to be out of the PAR on Thursday evening.

“Patuloy pa rin na uulanin sa western section ng Luzon, as well as ‘yong kabuoan ay makakaranas ng pag-ulan dulot ng southwest monsoon o habagat. Kahit papalabas siya (Falcon), patuloy naman ang southwest monsoon o habagat na magdadala din ng mga pag-ulan,” he said.

Moderate to at times heavy rains may be experienced in northern Palawan including the Calamian Group of Islands and Cuyo Islands along with Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro.

“Nakataas pa rin ang gale warning sa buong seaboard ng Luzon na makakaranas ng maalon hanggang sa napakaalon na sea condition, as well as western seaboard ng Visayas. Kaya ipinagbabawal ang paglalayag ng mga mangingisda o may mga maliliit na sasakyang pandagat dahil sa magiging maalon hanggang sa napakaalon ‘yong sea condition,” Bulquerin said.

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