Isang now a tropical storm, may exit PAR Wednesday night

Tropical Depression Isang intensified into a tropical storm and may move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as early as Wednesday evening, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA, in its 5 p.m. advisory, said Isang (international code name Cimaron) started crossing the Luzon Strait as of Wednesday afternoon.

"Ito ay naging isang tropical storm and is now crossing Luzon Strait ... at inaasahan nating lumabas ng Philippine area of responsibility ngayong gabi (Isang became a tropical storm and is now crossing Luzon Strait. We expect it to exit the Philippine area of responsibility tonight)," PAGASA forecaster Anthony Lucero said in an interview on dzBB radio.

Lucero also said their models show the weather may still be cloudy and rainy early Thursday, although the weather is likely to generally improve in the coming days.

As of 4 p.m., PAGASA said Isang was estimated at 210 km northwest of Aparri, Cagayan, with maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It said Isang may be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday evening, and be about 700 km northwest of Aparri, Cagayan Thursday afternoon.

Under Storm Signal No. 1 are:

Ilocos Norte Calayan

Babuyan Islands

Batanes Islands

PAGASA said Isang will still enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring light to moderate rain and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.

It also warned residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under Storm Signal No. 1 to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.

Also, PAGASA said Isang may bring rainfall of 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter.

Thursday outlook

PAGASA's 5 p.m. bulletin said Ilocos Norte, Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan will have rain and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas.

It added Metro Manila, Mindoro, Palawan, the rest of Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Western Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, it added.

Moderate to strong winds from the southwest to south will prevail over the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas. — TJD, GMA News

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • What can void a new car warranty? James Deakin - Wheel Power
    What can void a new car warranty?

    "I was denied warranty once for changing my horn!" One very annoyed reader wrote. "I was told that placing a backup camera will void my warranty" said another. The others are best left in my private inbox as Yahoo! have a swear jar in the office that I do not feel like donating this week's pay to. Continue reading → …

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files "Gutom (hunger)," Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → …

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark VERA Files - The Inbox
    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → …

Poll Choice Options