'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather update July 16, 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Falcon' is now moving westward over the Philippine Sea and may intensify into a Tropical Storm as it approaches Extreme Northern Luzon Wednesday afternoon or evening, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Tuesday, July 16.

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At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Falcon' was estimated based on all available data at 690 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

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

'Bagyong Falcon' has maximum winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West at 30 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 305 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(18.0°N, 124.6°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning): In the vicinity of Basco, Batanes(20.4°N, 121.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 435 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(23.8°N, 119.8°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):745 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(26.8°N, 119.6°E)
  • 120 Hour(Sunday morning):1,085 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(30.0°N, 119.9°E)

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

Tropical cyclone warning signal TCWS No. 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours) in three areas: Northern Isabela, Cagayan and Batanes.

Today, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon and Northern Samar.

On Tuesday, 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.

On Thursday, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan and Mindoro Provinces. Meanwhile, light to moderate with occasional heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, 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 seaboards of areas under TCWS#1 and the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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