MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Jenny (international name: Koinu) intensified as it barreled towards Northern Luzon on Sunday afternoon, triggering the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to hoist Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over Batanes.
In the 5 p.m. update, Pagasa reported that Jenny was spotted about 760 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, increasing the maximum wind speed from 95 kilometers per hour (kph) to 100 km per hour. near the center and gusts of 115 km/h to 125 km/h while moving northwest at 15 km/h.
Cloudy sky and rain
Cloudy skies, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough or extension of the weather disturbance will prevail in Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon and the Bicol region.
The same conditions are expected in the Visayas, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan), BARMM and the Zamboanga Peninsula due to the southwest monsoon or ‘habagat’.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms are also expected in Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to Jenny’s trough, as well as localized thunderstorms.
Flood, landslide warning
Pagasa warned residents of rain-affected areas to beware of possible flash floods and landslides and take the necessary precautions.
“Forecast rainfall is generally higher in higher elevation or mountainous areas. Under these conditions, flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very susceptible to these hazards, as identified on hazard maps and in places where significant amounts of rainfall have occurred in recent days,” Pagasa said in its report. Sunday afternoon update.
“According to the forecast, Jenny will cross the southern part of Taiwan on Wednesday evening or Tuesday morning before leaving Taiwan’s eastern waters and leaving the PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility) on Thursday afternoon or evening,” the state weather bureau said. .
“However, a landfall or close approach scenario over far northern Luzon is still not ruled out (…) and could reach typhoon category this evening,” it added.
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