Severe Tropical Storm “Jenny” intensifies; to exit Monday

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TROPICAL Storm “Jenny” with international name “Dujuan” continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” that affects Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday.

At 4:00pm, the eye of the Typhoon was at 1,010 km East of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

It is forecast to move northwest at 9 kph.

No public storm-warning signal has been raised in any part of the country and “Jenny” is not likely to make landfall in any part of the country. It is expected to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday night and head towards Northern Taiwan.

For Saturday forecast, Monsoon rains that may trigger flash floods and landslides will be experienced in Palawan, Western Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected over CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol region and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northwest to west will prevail over Luzon and coming from the southwest over Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

Southern Luzon, particularly in Bicol region, Northern Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon and Marinduque will be cloudy with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northwest to West will prevail, with moderate to rough seas.

Mindanao will experience monsoon rains, which could trigger flash floods. Landslides will be experienced in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

The rest of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

As of 5pm, strong to gale force winds are expected to affect the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, of Visayas and Mindanao.

 

 

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