'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Dante' (international name: Choi-wan) continues to move northwestward towards Eastern Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 2, 2021

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Dante' was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte or 380 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' June 1
Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 7:00 am, June 1, 2021. via DOST-PAGASA

'Bagyong Dante' has maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h, and central pressure of 996 hPa. It is moving Northwestward at 20 km/h.

'Dante' will continue moving generally northwestward until tomorrow. On the forecast track, the tropical storm is forecast to make its initial landfall over Eastern Samar between tonight and tomorrow morning, and pass in the vicinity of Camarines Sur-Catanduanes area tomorrow afternoon.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track

Afterwards, the tropical cyclone will likely turn generally northward over the Philippine Sea east of Northern Luzon on Thursday and northeastward of Friday.

This tropical storm is forecast to intensify in the next 48 hours and reach severe tropical storm category on Wednesday evening or Thursday early morning. However, given the increased likelihood of landfall in the next 24 hours, such an intensification scenario may be slightly deterred.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track


TCWS No. 2 (Damaging gale-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours)

  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Northern Samar

TCWS No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

  • Masbate
  • Sorsogon
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • the southeastern portion of Quezon (Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres)

  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Biliran
  • the northern portion of Cebu (Catmon, Sogod, Borbon, Tabogon, City of Bogo, Medellin, Daanbantayan, San Remigio, Tabuelan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

  • The northern portion of Surigao del Sur (San Agustin, Marihatag, Cagwait, City of Tandag, Bayabas, Tago, Cortes, Lanuza, Carmen, Madrid, Cantilan, Carrascal, San Miguel)
  • northern portion of Agusan del Sur (Sibagat)
  • the northern portion of Agusan del Norte (City of Cabadbaran, Santiago, Tubay, Jabonga, Kitcharao)
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 1, 2021 signal


Heavy Rainfall

Today, Tropical Storm 'Dante' is forecast to bring moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Visayas, the northern portion of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Sorsogon, and Masbate.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also likely over Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao Region, and SOCCSKSARGEN, and the rest of Central Visayas.

Under these conditions and considering antecedent rainfall, scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are highly likely, especially in areas with high or very high susceptibility to these hazards as identified in hazard maps.

Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

Severe Winds

The tropical storm will bring strong winds to gale-force winds over the areas where TCWS No. 2 is hoisted. Such conditions may bring generally light to moderate damage to structures and vegetation.

Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale) which may cause generally very light damage to structures and vegetation will be experienced in areas where TCWS #1 is in effect.


In the next 24 hours, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of areas where TCWS No. 2 is in effect, and the eastern seaboard of Caraga (2.5 to 4.5 m). Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.0 m) are also expected over the eastern seaboard of Davao Oriental and the remaining seaboards of areas where TCWS No. 1 is in effect. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.


'Dante', the fourth tropical cyclone for 2021, entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Saturday, May 30.

PAGASA predicts that 1–4 tropical cyclones are expected to form between April and June. Two cyclones developed/entered in PAR so far in the said range - 'Bagyong Bising' in April and 'Bagyong Crising' mid-May.

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

During the climate outlook forum on May 26, the weather bureau said the onset of the rainy season is expected to start soon.

SEE ALSO: La Niña ends, rainy season is coming

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