Betty to cause stormy waves; gale warning may be raised over PH’s eastern coasts – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Saturday morning that it may raise gale warnings over the eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as Super Typhoon Betty is seen to bring about turbulent waves in these regions.
“In the next 24 hours, the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas will experience moderate to rough (1.5 to 3.5 m) seas, which may become rough to very rough (2.5 to 5.0 m),” Pagasa’s tropical cyclone bulletin states.
“The northern seaboard of Luzon may also experience moderate to rough seas (1.5 to 3.0 m) this morning through the afternoon and rough seas (2.5 to 4.0 m) beginning tonight,” it also says.
Because of this forecast, the state weather bureau advised fishers and small seacraft mariners to avoid setting sail in these stormy sea conditions.
Pagasa maintained that Betty will have no direct effect on the country as it is unlikely to make landfall. However, the super typhoon will enhance the southwest monsoon (locally known as habagat) which may bring about rain, especially in Mimaropa, Visayas, and Mindanao, by Sunday.
The same situation is forecast to prevail over Mimaropa and Western Visayas from Monday to Tuesday (May 30).
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