Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Warnings
If you’re looking for information about the latest hurricane or tropical cyclone warning, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find information about Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over Batanes and the northeastern portion of the Babuyan Islands, Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 over Samar, and Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #4 over Mindanao.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal
A Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 has been issued for the northeastern portion of the Babuyan Islands and Batanes. This warning is in effect for 36 hours. During this time, the winds can cause light damage to vegetation and structures. A Gale Warning has also been issued for parts of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon.
The state weather bureau has raised Public Storm Warning Signal #1 for Batanes and the northeastern portion of the Babuyan Islands due to the incoming Super Typhoon Henry. It is expected to bring strong winds and rains in the next 36 hours. The typhoon, which last had maximum sustained winds of 185 kph, is expected to weaken slightly and become almost stationary by Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Super Typhoon Henry is now about 400 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, and is moving at 15 km/h. This is down from 25 km/h earlier. The typhoon’s strength has also slightly decreased to 185 km/h. However, it still threatens Babuyan Island with moderate to heavy rains.
Typhoon Henry is expected to affect the Philippines in Northern Luzon on Saturday. The typhoon will likely leave the Philippines early Sunday. The Philippines has been warned to expect stormy weather and moderate to heavy rains for the next 24 hours.
Geophysical and Astronomical Services
The Public Storm Warning Signal #1, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 over Samar, Philippines, following the landfall of Tropical Storm Agaton near the Guiuan-Eastern Samar area on Monday. Wind speeds near the center of the storm are estimated at 75 km/h with gustiness to 105 km/h. The storm’s central pressure is 996 hPa.
Tropical Cyclone Jolina, otherwise known as Tropical Depression Jolina, intensified slightly Monday afternoon and continued moving over the Philippine Sea. Jolina’s center is located about 95 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains to Samar and Eastern Visayas. The storm is moving west-northwestward at 20 kph.
A Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) has been issued for the provinces of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and the rest of Leyte. The TCWS is also in effect over the southern and northern parts of the Dinagat Islands.
The tropical cyclone wind signal is in effect over eastern Samar and parts of Northern and Central Samar. The signal is also in effect over the rest of Camarines Sur and the northern part of Leyte. Meanwhile, the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 remains in effect over the eastern part of the province of Biliran.
TCBs are issued on an hourly basis when a tropical cyclone is about to make landfall. Generally, 3-hourly TCBs are issued when a tropical cyclone is close to land.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Public Storm Warning Signal #1 over Mindanao, indicating that dangerous winds are approaching the country. The tropical depression is expected to reach severe tropical storm strength before Tuesday morning. This storm will be given the domestic name Odette when it passes inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
The cyclone is expected to move northwestward over the next three days, with landfall possible sometime on Tuesday. It is expected to start moving westward on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and may eventually make landfall in eastern Visayas. The cyclone may develop into a typhoon as early as Tuesday evening or early Wednesday.
PAGASA has also raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over Eastern Samar, Dinagat, Siargao, and Bucas Grande Islands. This cyclone is expected to last for 36 hours and produce hurricane-force winds.
Saturate Parts of Northern Luzon
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) has also issued a Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 4 over Mindanao, which has the potential to bring heavy rains. The weather agency also warned that rainy weather is expected to saturate parts of northern Luzon.
The TCWS is a tiered system that warns of the expected winds from a tropical cyclone. Local wind strength can vary based on local topography and nearby buildings. Generally, tropical cyclone winds are stronger over the ocean and on high ground. In areas sheltered from the prevailing wind direction, local winds are weaker.