DISASTERS

TYPHOON UPDATE: Jolina enters Philippines

2 LPAs to bring rain

As of early morning Monday, September 6, The low pressure area (LPA) spotted off Eastern Samar has developed into a tropical depression named Jolina.

Jolina is the Philippines’ 10th tropical cyclone for 2021 and the first for September.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in a briefing past 6 am that Jolina was located 300 kilometers east southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, or 310 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

The tropical depression is moving west southwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h).

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.

The entire country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms as two low-pressure areas have entered Philippine territory, the state weather bureau said.

In its weather bulletin issued at 4 p.m. yesterday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said one of the weather systems was spotted at 190 kilometers west southwest of Basco, Batanes and the other at 465 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

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