Monday, 3 October 2011

Typhoon Ramon latest PAGASA Update

A low-pressure area that is expected to intensify into a cyclone later this week moved closer to Philippine territory Monday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Once it forms into a typhoon, the weather disturbance will then be codenamed “Quiel," said weather forecaster Connie Dadivas in an interview on News To Go.

Meanwhile, here's PAGASA Latest Update on October 3 at 5:00PM
At 2:00 p.m. today,the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 520 km East Northeast of Southern Luzon (15.3°N 129.4°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affeting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The Western section of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest to South will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the Southwest to West with slight to moderate seas.

Typhoon Ramon Upate: October 5, 2011

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms loom over most part of the country as a potential cyclone moved closer to the Visayas Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the low-pressure area was estimated at 560 km east of Visayas as of 2 p.m., embedded along the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

The ITCZ is affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, PAGASA noted.

Should the LPA intensify into a cyclone, it will be locally codenamed "Ramon."

Update: October 10

The weather disturbance east of Mindanao has intensified into a tropical depression before noon Monday, and was locally codenamed "Ramon."

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Ramon may bring rain to Metro Manila starting Thursday.

"(The tropical depression) will have an indirect effect on Metro Manila. Current data show possible rains due to this tropical depression by around Thursday in Metro Manila," PAGASA said on its Twitter account.



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