PAGASA Weather Update and Forecast: No Typhoon but Heavy Rains in Northern Luzon

By on Nov 5, 2010 in National, Weather Comments

satellite image as of November 5, 2010 5pm

According to the latest forecast and weather update issued by the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), today, Friday, November 5, 2010 as of 6:08 p.m. there is no tropical cyclone spotted within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). However, heavy rains is expected in the Northern part of Luzon. Forced evacuations of residents were conducted in the areas of Isabela and Cagayan due to massive flooding, according to the  National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
According to an interview with DZMM, PAGASA confirmed that the Magat dam has already opened up its gates since yesterday due to heavy rains brought about by the tail of a cold front.

Here is part of PAGASA‘s latest  24-Hour Public Weather Forecast issued at 5pm today, November 5, 2010:

SYNOPSIS: AT 2:00 PM TODAY, A LOW PRESSURE AREA (LPA) WAS ESTIMATED BASED ON SATELLITE AND SURFACE
DATA AT 120 KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF VIRAC, CATANDUANES (13.8 ºN 125.5 ºE).
FORECAST: THE WHOLE COUNTRY WILL EXPERIENCE CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED RAINSHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS BECOMING WIDESPREAD RAINS OVER THE EASTERN SECTION OF LUZON WHICH MAY TRIGGER
FLASHFLOODS AND LANDSLIDES.
MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING FROM THE NORTHEAST 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 COMING FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO NORTHEAST WITH SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS.

Image credit: PAGASA



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