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WEATHER UPDATE: Typhoon Basyang (Malakas) to enter Philippines on Monday

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday that another tropical cyclone with the international name “Malakas” is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Monday.

Malakas, local name Basyang, is the second typhoon to enter the country this year.

According to PAGASA, “Malakas” maintains its strength while tracking northwestward with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. Its center was estimated at 1,815 km East of Mindanao.

PAGASA added that “Malakas” may enter PAR by late Monday or early Tuesday but “is unlikely to directly affect the weather condition in the country. Read More

‘Agaton’ further intensifies; more areas put under Signal No. 2

More areas have been placed under Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2 after Tropical Storm Agaton further intensified, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.In its 8 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the center of… Read More

PAGASA: LPA OFF MINDANAO NOT LIKELY TO DEVELOP INTO A TYPHOON

iT IS UNLIKELY that the low-pressure area (LPA) that formed inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), would develop into a typhoon, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

But the weather bureau said the LPA that enterred PAR this weekend can pose potential flash floods and landslides risk in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. 

“It’s still unlikely for the LPA to develop into a tropical cyclone,” weather forecaster Chris Perez he said. 

Also Read: May trigger flooding, landslides over parts of Philippines

Perez said the LPA may move near Mindanao then eventually either dissipate or cross the island. 

According to PAGASA, as of 10 a.m. Monday, the LPA was some 185 kilometers east of Hinatuan municipality in Caraga in Surigao del Sur province.

NO TYPHOON PAOLO FOR PINOYS ON XMAS, NEW YEAR

By ROGER M. BALANZA

There will be no weather disturbance or typhoon to spoil the Pinoys’ celebration of Christmas or New Year this year.

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) off Mindanao moving towards the country that the weather bureau earlier predicted could develop into a tropical syclone named “Paolo” after it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)  has dissipated.

The LPA was reduced to a cloud cluster and it will have no impact on the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Read: PAGASA: LPA OFF MINDANAO COULD DEVELOP INTO TYPHOON PAOLO

There will be no potential tropical cyclone in the next two to three days, on Thursday, December 23.

On Christmas Eve or Friday, December 24, the Philippines will have generally fair weather, said the weather bureau.

LPA over Pacific likely to enter PAR after Christmas

The low pressure area (LPA) over the Pacific is now expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either on December 26 or 27, the weather bureau said in an update on Wednesday.

Ambo' weakens into low pressure area, Signal No. 1 lifted in Batanes

The LPA has a 60 to 70 percent chance to develop into a tropical depression, added the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in a statement.

In its Wednesday morning forecast, Aldczar Aurelio of PAGASA said the LPA was last located 1,350 kilometers east of Mindanao.

PAGASA said the LPA is now likely to be closest to the landmass of Mindanao on the evening of December 29 or on December 30.

The public is advised to take precautionary measures, and remain vigilant against unofficial information coming from unverified sources. Information can be obtained via PAGASA’s website, and on its official social media accounts.

The weather bureau earlier forecast one or two tropical cyclones to form or enter the country this month. (PNA