Pagasa sees Paeng’s slow exit from PH by Monday
MANILA, Philippines — Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) is expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Monday, according to the weather bureau.
But light to heavy rains may still be expected beginning Sunday when the storm is forecast to leave the Luzon landmass by 5 a.m., it added.
In its 8 p.m. bulletin on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Paeng was projected to be out of PAR by 5 p.m. on Monday
By Sunday, light to moderate with at times heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Mimaropa regions, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are expected over the provinces of Zambales and Bataan and the Ilocos Region.
Pagasa said widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are still forecasted, especially in areas that are “highly susceptible to these hazards, as identified in hazard maps and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall.”
Paeng, which began as a low pressure area outside PAR on Oct. 23, developed into a severe tropical storm which began to cover much of the archipelago by Friday.
Pagasa weather specialist Grace Castañeda said the huge span of the storm was “normal.”
She also noted that despite its strength, “land interactions” may have also helped weaken Paeng on its way out of Luzon.
As of Saturday night, Storm Signal No. 3 remained in effect over Metro Manila, Bataan, the southern portion of Zambales, the northern and central portions of Quezon province, Polillo Islands, the provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Cavite and Batangas, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro and the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro.
Storm Signal No. 2 was raised over the rest of Zambales and Quezon, the rest of Mindoro Island, the southern portion of Aurora, the western portion of Camarines Sur, and Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Camarines Norte, Marinduque and Romblon provinces.
Storm Signal No. 1 was raised over the rest of Aurora, the rest of Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Kalinga, Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and La Union, and the northern portion of Palawan. Several parts of Western and Eastern Visayas also remained under this signal.
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