'Bagyong Inday' PAGASA weather update July 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Inday' has intensified into tropical storm and moving almost stationary, state weather bureau PAGASA announced Thursday morning, July 19, 2018.

'Bagyong Inday' PAGASA weather update July 19, 2018
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Inday | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 3:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Inday' was estimated based on all available data at 840 km East of Basco, Batanes (19.4 N, 129.9 E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.

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The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by 'Bagyong Inday' will bring intermittent moderate to occasional heavy monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan.

Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and the rest of Central Luzon until Friday (July 20).

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour(Thursday evening): 880 km East of Basco, Batanes (21.0°N, 130.4°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday evening):845 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (23.4°N, 129.5°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday evening): 835 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(27.1°N, 125.8°E)
  • 96 Hour(Sunday evening):1,055 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(29.9°N, 121.4°E)

NOTE: No tropical cyclone warning signal raised as of press time.

Residents of these areas, especially those living in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, continue monitoring for updates, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

Sea travel is risky over the western seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon due to rough to very rough seas associated with the Southwest Monsoon.

— The Summit Express

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