'Bagyong Julian' PAGASA weather update August 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Julian' has intensified into a typhoon and still moving almost stationary, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in the 5:00 am bulletin on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

'Bagyong Julian' PAGASA weather update August 30, 2020

At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Julian' was located based on all available data at 740 km East of Casiguran, Aurora or 775 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

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'Bagyong Julian' has maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h.

It will gradually accelerate generally northward today and turn northwestward tomorrow (August 31).

On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone will remain over the Philippine Sea throughout the forecast period, far from the landmass. It is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday evening or Tuesday early morning.

The weather system is forecast to intensify rapidly and may reach its peak intensity by Monday.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 690 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.9°N, 128.6°E)
  • 48 Hour (Tuesday morning):720 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 72 Hour (Wednesday morning): 1,005 km North Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Julian' PAGASA weather update August 30, 2020

Hazards affecting land and coastal waters

The raising of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal is unlikely throughout the forecast period, PAGASA said.

Furthermore, 'Julian' is less likely to directly cause high impact weather over the country.

The Southwest Monsoon is forecast to bring moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.4 m) over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas.

Those with small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out to sea.

'Julian' is the country's 10th tropical cyclone for 2020 and 6th for August alone after Tropical Storms Enteng (Jangmi) and Igme (Bavi) and tropical depressions Ferdie, Gener, and Helen.

On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the PAR each year. Only have of those are projected to make landfall.

PAGASA declared the onset of rainy season on June 12.

— The Summit Express

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