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    'Bagyong Quinta' PAGASA weather update October 27, 2020

    MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Quinta' (Molave) continues to move westward over the West Philippine Sea North of Kalayaan Islands, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

    'Bagyong Quinta' PAGASA weather update October 27, 2020

    Typhoon Quinta is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this morning. The typhoon is expected to further intensify over the West Philippine Sea and reach its peak intensity within 24 hours.

    At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Typhoon' was located based on all available data at 605 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro or 305 km North Northeast of Pag-asa Island, Palawan.

    'Bagyong Quinta' PAGASA weather update October 27, 2020

    'Quinta' has maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving Westward at 25 km/h.

    TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND SIGNAL

    TCWS #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)
    • Kalayaan Islands

    Hazards affecting land areas

    Rainfall: Today, 'Quinta' will bring moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan and light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

    Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.

    Strong winds: Strong breeze to near gale conditions will be experienced in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1.

    In other areas, strong breeze to gale conditions associated with the northeasterlies will prevail in Batanes, northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte, while occasional gusts associated with the outer circulation of 'Quinta' will still be experienced over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and the western section of Luzon.

    Coastal surf: Swells of 2.0 to 3.0 m due to 'Quinta' can cause significant breaking waves that may bring potentially damaging surf conditions over the western coastal areas of Pangasinan, Central Luzon, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan including Calamian Islands.

    Hazards affecting coastal waters

    Rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.5 m) will be experienced over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these waters especially for mariners of small seacrafts.

    Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Palawan including Cuyo Islands, the southern seaboards of Mindoro Provinces, and the western seaboards of Western Visayas.

    Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

    Other tropical systems being monitored

    At 4:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 1,855 km East of Southern Luzon.

    This weather disturbance is likely to enter the PAR on Wednesday or Thursday and will be called 'Rolly'. It is likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

    'Quinta' is the country's 17th tropical cyclone for 2020.

    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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