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    'Bagyong Onyok' PAGASA weather forecast September 29, 2019

    MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Onyok' (international name: Mitag), the 15th tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year, has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it moves over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am forecast on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

    Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Onyok' as of 4:40 am on Sunday, September 29
    Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Onyok' as of 4:40 am on Sunday, September 29 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

    PAGASA added that Tropical Storm 'Onyok' is less likely to make landfall in the country throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, this weather disturbance may intensify into a Typhoon within 24 hours.

    At 4:00 am today, the center of TS 'Onyok' was estimated based on all available data at 605 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

    'Bagyong Onyok' has maximum sustained winds of up to 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving West at 30 km/h.

    Forecast Positions:

    • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 240 km East Southeast of Basco, Batanes
    • 48 Hour(Tuesday morning):655 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
    • 72 Hour(Wednesday morning): 1,250 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)


    'Bagyong Onyok' is less likely to make landfall in the country
    'Bagyong Onyok' is less likely to make landfall in the country | Image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

    Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 km/h Expected in 36 hours) was raised over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

    Impact of TCWS No. 1:

    • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
    • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
    • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
    • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
    • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

    NOTE: Possible raising of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 over Batanes area today.

    Between today and tomorrow morning (September 30), the trough of 'Onyok' will bring scattered light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley and Bicol Region.

    Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the Northern and Eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, including those under TCWS No. 1 due to potentially rough sea conditions.

    — The Summit Express

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