Philippine Weather Forecast: July 27, 2017 | “Bagyong Gorio” boosts Habagat

Tropical Storm “Gorio”, the seventh tropical cyclone that developed inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year, was last spotted at 615 kilometers east of Casiguran. Packing winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 105 kph, it is epected to move north-northwest at 9 kph.

The possibility for Gorio to make landfall remains slim but it will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon or Hanging Habagat. Habagat is composed of warm and moist winds that usually affect the western section of the country. It is triggered or intensified by a weather disturbance.

In the next hours, monsoon rains will be experienced in Metro Manila and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal & Quezon) and the provinces of Mindoro and Palawan. Meanwhile, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail in Visayas and the regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol and the provinces of Marinduque & Romblon. Residents of Mindanao can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

No tropical cyclone warning signals were issued but all are advised to monitor updates as heavy rains brought by Habagat may still result to flash floods and landslides.

Moderate to strong winds will also affect Luzon, bringing moderate to rough sea conditions. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised to take extra caution.

In an interview with Panahon TV, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Shiella Reyes said Gorio is expected to leave the PAR on Monday or Tuesday next week.

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.