Pagasa Visayas: TD Rosal won’t directly affect Cebu

TROPICAL Depression (TD) Rosal will not directly affect the Visayas, particularly Cebu, according to a weather bureau official.

Engr. Al Quiblat, chief of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Visayas, said some parts of the Visayas, including Cebu, will experience an improved weather conditions starting Sunday, December 11, 2022.

TD Rosal has been spotted east of Sorsogon at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 10.

He said this 18th typhoon in the Philippines will not directly hit Cebu.

As of 11 a.m. on Saturday, the weather bureau official noted that the low pressure area is already 500 to 600 kilometers away from the Visayas.

“Naa la’y kanang iyang thraft or hinungaw mao nang makasinati ta’g mga pagpanag-om unya dunay chance nga light to moderate nga pag-ulan,” he said.

Based on Pagasa’s Tropical Cyclone Buleetin #1 issued at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Rosal is forecast to intensify, while moving over the Philippine Sea and may reach to tropical storm in the next 24 hours.

“However, due to the interaction with the Northeast Monsoon, the tropical cyclone may weaken into tropical depression on Monday and become a remnant low on Tuesday,” the weather bureau’s forecast reads.

Quiblat further said that they have not seen new bad weather system, which is why Visayas can expect a fair weather condition in the following days. (MKG)