'Bagyong Rolly' PAGASA weather update October 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines –
Severe Tropical Storm 'Goni' entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was given the local name 'Rolly', state weather bureau PAGASA announced Thursday night, October 29, 2020.

'Bagyong Rolly' is the Philippines' 18th tropical cyclone for 2020, and the 5th for October.

'Rolly' entered PAR at 5:00 pm today, PAGASA said.

Meanwhile, PAGASA in its 11:00 am bulletin said the weather disturbance is moving 95 km/h near the center and with gustiness of up to 115 km/h.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Rolly' PAGASA weather update October 30, 2020

Forecast Positions and Intensities
  • Tomorrow morning (October 30): 1,140 km East of Casiguran, Aurora
  • Saturday morning (October 31): 845 km East of Infanta, Quezon
  • Sunday morning (November 1): 275 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Monday morning (November 2): In the vicinity of Capas, Tarlac
  • Tuesday morning (November 2): 415 km West of Iba, Zambales

On the forecast track, 'Bagyong Rolly' will begin to move generally westward by Saturday evening, then west-northwestward by Sunday as it moves towards Quezon - Aurora area.

It is forecast to reach typhoon category within 24 hours and will continue to intensify while moving over the Philippine Sea.

Hazards affecting land and coastal waters

'Rolly' has no direct effect yet over any parts of the country. However, as it moves towards eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, it may bring heavy rains over those areas starting this Friday or this weekend.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 may be raised over some provinces in Bicol Region and Northern Samar by Friday evening.

Other tropical systems being monitored

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao developed into Tropical Depression at 8:00 AM today.

At 10:00 AM today, it was estimated based on all available data at 2,510 km East of Mindanao with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

It is moving west-northwestward at 15 km/h.

This Tropical Depression is forecast to intensify into tropical storm within 24 hours and may enter the PAR on Monday (November 2) or Tuesday (November 3).

— The Summit Express

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