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    'Bagyong Dindo' PAGASA weather update August 1, 2020

    MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression 'Dindo' slightly intensified while moving north-northwestward over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am bulletin on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

    'Bagyong Dindo' PAGASA weather update August 1, 2020
    Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Dindo'. Photo Credit: DOST-PAGASA

    At 10:00 a.m. today, the center of 'Bagyong Dindo' was estimated based on all available data at 800 km East Northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 715 km East of Basco, Batanes.

    'Dindo' is moving at 10 km/h with maximum winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

    The weather system is forecast to turn to the northwest in the next 24 hours and will move near or over the southern islands of the Ryukyu archipelago on Monday morning.

    "It is likely to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Monday morning and afternoon. DINDO will remain far from the Philippine landmass throughout the forecast period," PAGASA said.

    "Additional intensification remains likely over the next two days. DINDO may reach tropical storm category by Monday morning," the weather central added.

    Forecast Positions
    • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 540 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes
    • 48 Hour (Monday morning): 495 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes
    • 72 Hour (Tuesday morning): 1,030 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
    • 96 Hour (Wednesday morning):1,765 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

    'Bagyong Dindo' PAGASA weather update August 1, 2020

    No tropical cyclone wind signal is in effect over the country.

    Hazards affecting land

    This tropical cyclone has no direct impact on the country at the moment.

    Occasional rains (light to moderate with at times heavy) due to the Southwest Monsoon will be experienced over Luzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Bangsamoro.

    Flooding and rain-induced landslide may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.

    Hazards affecting coastal waters

    A Gale Warning is in effect over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these areas due to rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 4.5 m).

    Those with small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out over the other seaboards of the country due to moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m).

    Other tropical cyclones being monitored

    At 8:00 a.m. today, the Tropical Depression outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 1,070 km West of Northern Luzon (18.0°N, 110.5°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is currently moving westward at 15 km/h.

    On Friday night, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Cagayan has developed into tropical depression 'Dindo', the country's fourth tropical cyclone for 2020, after Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) in May, Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) in June, and Tropical Depression Carina in July.

    On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the PAR each year.

    PAGASA declared the onset of rainy season on June 12.

    — The Summit Express

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