Pagasa: TD Amang to weaken into LPA by Wednesday night or Thursday morning
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression “Amang” is expected to weaken into a low pressure area (LPA) by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, but is still forecast to bring rain over parts of Eastern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
According to Pagasa as of 5:00 a.m., Amang was last spotted over the coastal waters of San Andres, Catanduenes moving westward at 15 kilometers per hour (kph), carrying maximum wind speeds of 45 kph and gusts of up to 60 kph.
“Base sa ating forecast track, posibleng ito ay humina na by tomorrow morning, o mamayang gabi,” said Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina.
(Based on our forecast track, it is possible that it will weaken by tomorrow morning, or later tonight.)
“Kadalasan kapag ang bagyo ay nasa kalupaan na, lalo na kung nasa tropical depression category, posible itong humina at maging isang ganap na low pressure area na lamang,” he explained.
(Often when a storm is over landmass, especially if it is in the tropical depression category, it is possible for it to weaken and become a low pressure area.)
Despite this, heavy rains are still forecast over Camarines provinces, Quezon, Laguna and Rizal due to the effects of Amang, said Badrina.
Strong breeze to near gale strength winds should then be expected over the following areas where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is still hoisted:
- Camarines Sur
- Camarines Norte
- Quezon including Polillo islands
- Ticao Island
- Burias Island
- Rizal (Tanay, Pilila, Jala-Jala)
- Laguna (San Pablo City, Alaminos, Calauan, Bay, Los Baños, Rizal, Nagcarlan, Victoria, Pila, Liliw, Magdalena, Majayjay, Luisiana, Cavinti, Pagsanjan, Santa Cruz, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria, Mabitac)
Meanwhile, no gale warning is currently raised, but moderate to rough seas are expected over the eastern and southern seaboards of Luzon, as well as the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.
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