'Bagyong Jenny' threatens Aurora; Signal No. 2 up in 10 areas

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm 'Jenny' maintains its strength as it threatens Aurora Province, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 pm bulletin on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Jenny' as of 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Jenny' as of 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 27 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

'Bagyong Jenny' is expected to make landfall in Aurora between 9:00 pm tonight and 1:00 am tomorrow.

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TS 'Jenny' was estimated based on all available data at 210 km East Northeast of Infanta, Quezon or 210 km East of Baler, Aurora.

'Jenny' has maximum sustained winds of up to 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. It is moving West at 35 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 430 km West Northwest of Dagupan City, Pangasinan (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday afternoon):985 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Jenny' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday afternoon
'Bagyong Jenny' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday afternoon | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 (61-120 km/h Expected in 24 hours) was raised in 10 areas: Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

Signal No. 1 (30-60 km/h Expected in 36 hours) is up over the areas of Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Alabat Island, Cavite, Laguna, Camarines Norte, northeastern portion of Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.

Between tonight and tomorrow (August 28) morning, intermittent to frequent moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region, Isabela, Cagayan, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, and northern portion of Quezon (including Polillo Island) Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may affect Metro Manila, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the rest of Luzon.

Between tomorrow morning and Thursday (August 29) morning, light to moderate with intermittent to occasional heavy rains may affect Metro Manila, Western Visayas, Mindoro Provinces, northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Zambales and Bataan.

Areas under TCWS #2 are advised to take precautionary measures against potentially strong winds while occasional gusty conditions may occur over areas under TCWS #1. Occasional gusty conditions may also occur in Visayas and other areas of Luzon due to the Southwest Monsoon.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS and seaboards of Batanes due to potentially rough sea conditions.

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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