Tropical Cyclone Domeng, the country’s fourth storm this 2018, has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
In a final severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said that the cyclone has intensified into a Typhoon. At 9:00 a.m. “Domeng” was located based on all available data at 1,045 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes. It has gained sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of up to 145 kph, moving northeast at 37 kph.
Despite this, the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by the Typhoon will continue bringing monsoon rains over Luzon, especially over the western section, until early next week. PAGASA said the public is advised to continue monitoring for updates, take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, and coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Sea travel remains risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, the seaboards of Central Luzon, and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.
Today, rains monsoon rains will prevail in Luzon, while light to moderate rains are still forecast over Visayas. Mindanao is likely to experience a generally fair weather condition except for isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.