'Bagyong Enteng' PAGASA weather update August 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Aurora has developed into tropical depression was named 'Enteng', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

'Bagyong Enteng' PAGASA weather update August 8, 2020

At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Enteng' was estimated based on all available data at 510 km East of Baler, Aurora or 445 km East of Casiguran, Aurora.

READ: 'Bagyong Enteng' PAGASA weather update August 9, 2020

'Bagyong Enteng' has maximum winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.

On the forecast track, 'Enteng' will traverse generally northward throughout the period and will remain far from the Philippine landmass. It is forecast to move near or over the southern islands of the Ryukyu archipelago and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday afternoon, August 9.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 430 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes
  • 48 Hour (Monday morning): 1,065 km North Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon

'Bagyong Enteng' PAGASA weather update August 8, 2020

PAGASA said additional intensification remains likely over the next two days as it is forecast to reach tropical storm category by tomorrow morning.

Hazards affecting land

No Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal currently in effect.

Today, 'Bagyong Enteng' will bring scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas. The Southwest Monsoon enhanced by TD ENTENG will bring monsoon rains over Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and Northern Palawan (including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands) and occasional rains over Pangasinan, the rest of Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, the rest of MIMAROPA, and the rest of Visayas.

On Sunday, the enhanced Southwest Monsoon may bring monsoon rains over Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Mindoro Provinces, Calamian Islands, and Kalayaan Islands, and occasional rains over the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.

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

Those with small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to moderate to rough seas.

'Enteng' is the country's fifth tropical cyclone for 2020, after Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) in May, Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) in June, Tropical Depression Carina in July and Tropical Depression 'Dindo' early this month.

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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