'Bagyong Josie' PAGASA weather update July 23, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Josie' is now moving northwestward heading towards northeastern Taiwan, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Monday, July 23, 2018.

'Bagyong Josie' PAGASA weather update July 23, 2018
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Josie' and the new weather system East of Southern Luzon.

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression "Josie" was estimated based on all available data at 475 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes.

'Bagyong Josie' has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph. It is moving Northwest at 20kph.

No tropical cyclone warning signal was raised as 'Josie' is about to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today, July 23.

Meanwhile, at 4:00 am today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,230 km East of Southern Luzon. This system may develop into a Tropical Depression in the next 24 to 48 hours. If it intensifies, it would be given the local name Karding, the 11th cyclone to enter PAR this year.

The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will continue to bring scattered to widespread monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoo, Palawan, and Western Visayas. While, occasional rains over Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and of Visayas.

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

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