WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Bagyong Rosal (international name Pakhar) currently has no direct effect on the country. It is moving northeastward and may weaken into a Low-Pressure Area (LPA) by Tuesday evening due to the Amihan (Northeast Monsoon).
In the latest weather forecast of PAGASA, Bagyong Rosal is currently located 770 km East of Calayan, Cagayan. The Tropical Storm has a max wind of 85 km/h and a gust of 105 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h, with a trough possibly bringing thunderstorms to the eastern portion of the country.
According to the weather agency, Bagyong Rosal has no direct effect on the Philippines. In fact, most of the country may expect fair weather for the rest of the day with chances of isolated rainshowers and localized thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon brings light rains to Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
At the moment, PAGASA is not monitoring any other weather systems that may affect the country.
WEATHER TODAY – DECEMBER 12, 2022
Due to the strengthening Northeast Monsoon (Amihan), Batanes and Babuyan Islands are forecast to experience occasion gusts reaching gale force. On the other hand, Ilocos Norte, the northern and eastern Cagayan, and the eastern Isabela may expect a strong breeze to near-gale strength.
PAGASA continues to issue a gale warning over Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.
The Northeast Monsoon and tropical cyclone also bring moderate to rough seas, with waves reaching 1.5m to 3.5m, over Central Luzon seaboards and Southern Luzon’s western and eastern seaboards.
Watch the 5 AM weather update today below: