'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR – PAGASA weather update

MANILA, Philippines – The Typhoon with international name "Trami" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named 'Paeng', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm update on Sunday, September 23.

'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR
Satellite image of Typhoon Paeng as of 2:50 pm on Sunday, September 23 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon 'Paeng' was located based on all available data at 1,290 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.4°N, 133.9°E).

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'Bagyong Paeng' has maximum sustained winds of up to 125 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 155 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 960 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(19.0°N, 130.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Tuesday afternoon):705 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.0°N, 128.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Wednesday afternoon): 620 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.4°N, 127.9°E)
  • 96 Hour(Thursday afternoon):525 km East of Basco, Batanes(20.9°N, 127.0°E)
  • 120 Hour(Friday afternoon):185 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes(21.8°N, 123.0°E)

'Bagyong Paeng' enters PAR
Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

PAGASA said the current weather system has no direct effect yet in any part of the country.

'Paeng' may affect extreme Northern Luzon (Batanes - Babuyan Group of Islands) around Friday (September 28). The weather central advised of possible hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals by Thursday or Friday.

Meanwhile, no significant enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon is expected during the outlook period.

Paeng is the country's 16th tropical cyclone for 2018. In average, 20 cyclones enters PAR per year.

— The Summit Express

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