Pagasa lifts typhoon signals as Jenny leaves PAR but sees new LPA
MANILA, Philippines — The state weather agency has lifted all tropical cyclone warnings as Typhoon Jenny left the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), but it also reported detecting a new low pressure area (LPA) that might turn into a tropical depression in the coming days.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday that Jenny is now outside PAR as it was last located 385 kilometers west-northwest of Itbayat, Batanes, moving westward at 10 kilometers per hour (kph).
“Ngayon po, wala na pong mga tropical cyclone wind signal sa ating bansa dahil tuluyan na pong luamayo si bagyong Jenny,” Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said.
(Now, there are no more tropical cyclone wind signals in our country because typhoon Jenny has finally moved away.)
He added that Jenny weakened at maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near its center and a gustiness of up to 150 kph.
Gale warnings were likewise lifted across the country, Pagasa said, although moderate to rough seas may still prevail in Northern Luzon.
Pagasa further said that Typhoon Jenny will still enhance the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, which may bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers in Northern and Central Luzon, as well as in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon), and MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) this Friday.
“Itong si bagyong Jenny ay patuloy pa niyang hinahatak ang habagat, kaya itong habagat ay naaapektuhan ang malaking bahagi ng Luzon kasama ang Metro Manila,” he noted.
(This typhoon Jenny continues to pull the southwest monsson, so this affects a large part of Luzon including Metro Manila.)
Aurelio further reported in Pagasa’s early morning forecast that they are monitoring a new LPA some 1,950 kilometers east of Southeastern Luzon.
He said that the LPA is moving westward and may enter the PAR over the weekend. He said the new LPA is likely to develop into a tropical depression.