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    'Bagyong Liwayway' PAGASA weather update September 1, 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into Tropical Depression and was named 'Liwayway', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am bulletin on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

    'Bagyong Liwayway' PAGASA weather update September 1, 2019
    Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Liwayway' as of 11:00 am on Sunday, September 1 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

    At 10:00 a, today, the center of 'Bagyong Liwayway', the country's 12th tropical cyclone for this year, was estimated based on all available data at 405 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 510 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

    Meanwhile, tropical depression 'Kabayan' is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Outside the PAR, it is forecast to intensify into a Tropical Storm while moving westward towards the southern China.

    SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Kabayan' PAGASA weather update September 1, 2019

    'Bagyong Liwayway' has maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. it is moving Northwest at 20 kph.

    Forecast Positions

    • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 260 km East of Virac, Catanduanes
    • 48 Hour (Tuesday morning): 250 km East of Aparri, Cagayan
    • 72 Hour (Wednesday morning): 235 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes
    • 96 Hour (Thursday morning): 685 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
    • 120 Hour (Friday morning): 1,255 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

    'Bagyong Liwayway' PAGASA weather update September 1, 2019
    'Bagyong Liwayway' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday morning | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

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

    The trough of 'Liwayway' may bring scattered light to moderate rains with at times heavy rain showers over Caraga and Davao Region today.

    Residents of these 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 / Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

    TD 'Liwayway' is less likely to make landfall in the country and is forecast to remain over the Philippine Sea throughout the forecast period.

    The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next update.

    — The Summit Express

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