'Bagyong Ineng' PAGASA weather update August 23, 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Ineng' (Bailu) has intensified into a severe tropical storm, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Friday, August 23, 2019.

Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Ineng as of 4:40am, August 23
Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Ineng as of 4:40am, August 23 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 4:00 am today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm 'Ineng' was estimated based on all available data at 580 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

'Bagyong Ineng' has maximum sustained winds of up to 95 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph. It is moving North Northwest at 20 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 (61-120 kph expected in 24 hours) was raised over Batanes. Meanwhile, TCWS#1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) is up over the areas of Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Northern Abra and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA added that STS 'Ineng' remains less likely to make landfall over any part of the country. Furthermore, it is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Saturday (24 August) late evening and Sunday (25 August) early morning.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 150 km East of Basco, Batanes
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):465 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 975 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

Latest track of Severe Tropical Storm Ineng as of Friday, August 23
Latest track of Severe Tropical Storm Ineng as of Friday, August 23 | Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Today, moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Group of Islands), Ilocos Norte and Apayao. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may prevail over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), and the rest of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley.

Tomorrow (August 24), moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Group of Islands), and Mindoro Provinces. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may prevail over Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced 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.

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