PAGASA: Amihan still prevails over eastern PH; new storm spotted near PAR


Posted at Nov 26 2019 08:08 PM

PAGASA satellite imagery

MANILA - The eastern part of the Philippines is still being affected by the northeast monsoon (amihan), state bureau weather PAGASA said Tuesday.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), which is the belt of low pressure that circles the Earth near the equator, is also affecting the Visayas and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, a tropical storm (international name: Kammuri) was spotted 2,335 kilometers east of Visayas while packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 80 kph gusts.

It is currently moving west-northwest at 40 kph, said PAGASA.

Once the storm enters the Philippine area of responsibility, it will be named Tisoy, the weather agency added.

Due to the ITCZ, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Palawan, Visayas, Zamboanga del Norte, Surigao provinces and Dinagat Islands on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, cloudy skies with light rains will be experienced in Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Quezon and Bicol Region.

The rest of the country will have fair weather, said PAGASA.

The weather bureau also issued a gale warning, saying that waves could be as high as 2.8 to 4.5 meters off the coasts of Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan and Babuyan Islands.

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