'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Dante' (international name: Choi-wan) is now off the southwestern coast of Masbate and heading towards the vicinity of Romblon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 3, 2021

At 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm 'Dante' was estimated based on all available data including those from Mactan and Iloilo Doppler Weather Radars over the western coastal waters of Balud, Masbate.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 6:50 am, June 2, 2021
Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 6:50 am, June 2, 2021. via DOST-PAGASA

'Bagyong Dante' has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 90 km/h, and central pressure of 1000 hPa. It is moving West at 25 km/h with gale-force winds extend outward up to 50 km from the center.

Note: 'Dante' made landfall in the vicinity of Sulat town in Eastern Samar at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1.


'Dante' will continue moving generally west northwestward and pass near or in the vicinity of Romblon and Marinduque in the next 12 hours before turning northwestward to north northwestward towards the southern Quezon-Batangas area, where it will make another landfall this afternoon or evening.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track

Afterwards, the cyclone will track over mainland Luzon until tomorrow afternoon. However, given the recent southwestward shift in the track forecasts, there is a possibility that this storm may come onshore over Oriental Mindoro after passing Romblon.

Due to increased vertical wind shear and land interaction, this tropical storm is forecast to maintain its strength until it makes landfall over mainland Luzon. Further land interaction with the rugged terrain of mainland Luzon will weaken “DANTE” into a tropical depression this afternoon or evening.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA intensity


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

  • the southern portion of Quezon (Tagkawayan, Sariaya, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Atimonan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Pitogo, Lopez, Calauag, Guinayangan, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, Mulanay, Quezon, Perez, Alabat)
  • the extreme southeastern portion of Batangas (San Juan, Lobo)
  • Marinduque
  • the central portion of Oriental Mindoro (City of Calapan, Naujan, Pola, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas)
  • Romblon
  • Masbate
  • the western portion of Camarines Norte (Jose Panganiban, Labo, Paracale, Capalonga, Santa Elena)
  • the western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Pasacao, Pamplona, San Fernando)

  • the extreme northern portion of Capiz (Roxas City, Pilar, Ivisan, Panay, Sapi-An)
  • the northern portion of Aklan (Batan, New Washington, Kalibo, Numancia, Nabas, Ibajay, Tangalan, Makato, Malay)
  • the extreme northeastern portion of Iloilo (Balasan, Carles, Estancia, Batad)

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

  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • the eastern portion of Pangasinan (San Fabian, Mangaldan, Santa Barbara, Malasiqui, Basista, Bayambang, Bautista, Alcala, Santo Tomas, Rosales, Umingan, Balungao, City of Urdaneta, Asingan, Villasis, Santa Maria, Natividad, San Quintin, Tayug, San Nicolas, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, Pozorrubio, Sison, Dagupan City, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Urbiztondo, Mangatarem)
  • the southern portion of Isabela (San Mateo, Alicia, Echague, Angadanan, Jones, San Agustin, San Isidro, City of Santiago, Ramon, Cordon)
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • the rest of Batangas
  • the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • the rest of Camarines Norte
  • the rest of Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • the rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro

  • the western portion of Northern Samar
  • the western portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, City of Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, San Sebastian, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Santa Rita, Villareal, Talalora, Daram, Zumarraga, Tagapul-An, Almagro, Santo Niño)
  • Biliran
  • the northern portion of Leyte (Babatngon, San Miguel, Barugo, Tunga, Carigara, Kananga, Matag-Ob, Palompon, Isabel, Merida, Ormoc City, Jaro, Tacloban City, Alangalang, Capoocan, Leyte, Villaba, Tabango, Calubian, San Isidro)
  • the northern and central portions of Cebu (Pinamungahan, Toledo City, Cebu City, Minglanilla, City of Naga, City of Talisay, Cordova, Lapu-Lapu City, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Liloan, Compostela, Balamban, Danao City, Asturias, Tuburan, Carmen, Catmon, Borbon, Sogod, Tabuelan, San Remigio, Tabogon, City of Bogo, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
  • the northern portion of Negros Occidental (Moises Padilla, Hinigaran, La Castellana, San Enrique, La Carlota City, Valladolid, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Bago City, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto, Murcia, Bacolod City, City of Talisay, Silay City, Enrique B. Magalona, City of Victorias, Manapla, Sagay City, Cadiz City, City of Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava)
  • the extreme northern portion of Negros Oriental (Canlaon City, Vallehermoso)
  • Guimaras
  • the rest of Iloilo
  • the rest of Capiz
  • the rest of Aklan
  • Antique

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA signal


Heavy Rainfall

Today through tomorrow early morning, Tropical Storm 'Dante' is forecast to bring:

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, northern Negros Oriental, northern and central Cebu including Bantayan Islands.

Moderate to heavy rains over CALABARZON, Occidental Mindoro, Masbate, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and the rest of Negros Oriental and Cebu.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also likely over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Pangasinan, Benguet, and the rest of MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Visayas.

Under these conditions and considering antecedent rainfall, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are expected, 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

Strong winds to gale-force winds are possible 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 may be experienced in areas where TCWS No.1 is in effect.


In the next 24 hours, rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 4.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboards of areas where TCWS No. 2 is in effect and the remaining seaboards of Bicol Region. 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) over the seaboard of areas where TCWS No. 1 is in effect (apart from Catanduanes), the seaboards of Calamian and Cuyo Islands, the remaining seaboards of Visayas, the seaboards of Caraga, the eastern seaboard of Davao Oriental, and the northern seaboard of Northern Mindanao.

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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