WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the Tropical Storm with the international name NANMADOL is only hours away before it enters the PAR (Philippine area of responsibility). The storm will be the tenth that entered PAR this year, and the second this month.
The storm is expected to go inside the PAR this noon, where it will stay inside for less than 24 hours, and by the evening, it will have exited the PAR. However, the storm is also intensifying very quickly; by this day, it may grow into a Severe Tropical Storm, and by the time it enters the PAR, it has a chance of becoming a Typhoon.
Tropical Storm NANMADOL is now located 1,530 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.4°N, 136.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km per hour. It is moving Westward at 15 km per hour.
“Ito yung magiging pansampung bagyo ngayong 2022, at pangalawa naman ngayong September,” PAGASA forecaster Benison Estareja said.
(It will be the tenth storm this 2022 and the second for this September.)
Although the storm has no direct effect on the country, it is slowly strengthening the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat. The Southwest Monsoon affects Southern Luzon, Visayas, and the western section of Mindanao.
For today’s weather forecast, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, with the possibility of flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, with the possibility of flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.
Winds will be slight to moderate in the whole country, moving southwest to west, while coastal waters will be slight to moderate.
Watch the 5 AM weather update today below:
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