'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression (TD) Falcon has slightly accelerated while maintaining its strength, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am bulletin on Monday, July 15.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 16, 2019

At 10:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Falcon' was estimated based on all available data at 940 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,150 km East of Casiguran, Aurora.

Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

TD Falcon has maximum winds of up to 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h. It is moving North Northwest at 25 km/h.

PAGASA added that 'Falcon' may intensify into a Tropical Storm before approaching or making landfall over Extreme Northern Luzon on Wednesday afternoon or evening (July 17).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal may be raised over portions of Northern Luzon tomorrow morning (July 16).

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 585 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.5°N, 127.6°E)
  • 48 Hour (Wednesday morning): 210 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.8°N, 123.7°E)
  • 72 Hour (Thursday morning): 180 km West Northwest of Calayan, Cagayan (19.6°N, 119.8°E)
  • 96 Hour (Friday morning): 565 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (23.2°N, 117.4°E)
  • 120 Hour (Saturday morning): 950 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (27.0°N, 116.0°E)

NOTE: There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals as of press time.

Latest track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon'
Track of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Today, scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas due to the trough of TD Falcon and over Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Visayas due to the Southwest Monsoon.

On Tuesday, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro.

On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro Provinces due to the combined effects of “Falcon” and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

— The Summit Express

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