“Bagyong Egay” exits PAR; Typhoon “Chan-Hom” next in line

11292021_1129283920422104_236884011_n

After days of traversing our boundary, Tropical storm “Egay” has finally moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Based on the final bulletin of PAGASA, the center of the storm was estimated at 320 kilometers west-southwest of Basco, Batanes.

Packing winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 100 kilometers per hour, Egay is expected to move north at 7 kilometers per hour. PAGASA Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza explains that the ridge of high pressure area (HPA) has influenced Egay’s slow course during the past few days.


As Egay moves farther away from the country, it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat”. Moderate to occasionally heavy rains will be dumped over Calayan & Babuyan Group of islands, Zambales, Bataan, Benguet and Ilocos Region while Metro Manila, Mindoro, Palawan and Western Visayas will have light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will experience generally fair weather aside from the chance of isolated thunderstorms.


Gale warning is still up over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon. Rough to very rough sea conditions with wave height ranging from 3.4 to 4.5 meters will be experienced, making it risky for fishing boats and other small seacraft.

Meanwhile, typhoon “Chan-Hom” still poses threat to the PAR. It was last spotted at 1,620 kilometers east of Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 150 kilometers per hour. Moving west-northwest at 20 kilometers per hour, it is expected to enter the PAR this afternoon or evening.

11733304_976712092380478_247716424_n


Once it enters the boundary, it will be given a local name “Falcon”, the sixth tropical cyclone to enter PAR this year. According to Weather Forecaster Meno Mendoza, it is less likely to hit the landmass but will enhance habagat, bringing rains over the country in the coming days.

On the other hand, another cyclone with international name “Nangka” was estimated at 3, 450 kilometers east of Luzon. Mendoza says it has a slim chance of entering the PAR but all are still advised to monitor updates.

Amor Larrosa

Amor Larrosa

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Amor is a Mass Communication graduate of the Far Eastern University. During her college years, she enjoyed performing onstage for FEU Theater Guild, her school's official theater organization. As a Panahon TV reporter, she wants to inspire others by sharing her knowledge about climate action and disaster preparedness. Recently, she has started producing her own segments, most of which tackled said issues. In 2015, Amor attended the World Meteorological Organization’s training for Broadcasting in Vietnam, wherein she learned about the most effective ways of delivering climate and weather information to the public. Apart from reporting on the television and radio, she also hosts parties, weddings, birthdays and sports-related events.