The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is continuously monitoring the typhoon outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with international name “Nangka”. The name contributed by Malaysia, means “jackfruit”.
As of 3 PM, Typhoon Nangka was last located at 1,570 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of 185 kph, moving north at 15 kph.
State Meteorologist Jori Loiz said that if Nangka maintains its current speed and direction, it has a low probability of entering Philippine boundary. Fortunately, no other weather disturbance is expected to affect the country apart from Typhoon Nangka.
However, Typhoon Nangka, currently bringing rain showers over the Ilocos Region, Baguio and Cordillera, is enhancing the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat.
Visayas and Mindanao can look forward to good weather conditions though occasional rains will be experienced this week due to the southwest monsoon. Residents particularly in the western section of Luzon are advised against the possibility of flashfloods and landslides.