TD ‘Emong’ has a small increase in intensity.
Tropical Depression (Tropical Depression) The tropical cyclone Emong strengthened somewhat as it moved north-northwestward over the Philippine Sea east of Southern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
According to PAGASA, as of 4 p.m., the center of “Emong” was assessed to be 780 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, based on all available data and information.
According to the meteorological service, it has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour in the center and gustiness up to 70 kilometers per hour while moving north-northwestward at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.
In the Philippines, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is being broadcasted across Batanes and the northeastern part of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga), which includes the Babuyan Islands.
Areas under TCWS No. 1 may see high winds and moderate to heavy rainfall, including at times severe showers, according to the Philippine Atmospheric and Geophysical Administration (PAGASA).
It continued, “However, based on the predicted course and intensity, “Emong” is expected to develop into a tropical storm, with TCWS #2 being the highest possible tropical storm warning that will be hoisted over Batanes and the Babuyan Islands.”
It is expected that the tropical depression will continue to move northwestward or north-northwestward until Monday afternoon, and that its core would pass over the Batanes and Babuyan Islands between Monday evening and Tuesday early, according to the Philippine Hurricane Center.
In the following 24 hours, Emong is expected to develop into a tropical storm and may pass over the Batanes-Babuyan Islands region as a tropical storm. According to the forecast, the storm will weaken into a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon and dissipate into a residual low by Wednesday.
The low-pressure area (LPA), which PAGASA had previously said had a lower chance of developing into a tropical depression, was assessed to be 225 kilometers west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, according to the agency.
As a result, overcast skies will prevail in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, the Bicol Region, the Visayas, and Mindanao, while sporadic rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced in other parts of the Philippines as well.
With sporadic rain showers owing to localized thunderstorms throughout the remainder of Luzon, the sky will be partly cloudy to cloudy for much of the rest of the country.
PAGASA warned that potential flash floods or landslides may occur during moderate to heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms, which could cause landslides.