'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Dante' (international name: Choi-wan) is now over the coastal waters of Northern Zambales and will continue tracking generally north northwestward, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 4, 2021

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Dante' was estimated based on all available data over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Zambales.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' June 3, 2021
Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 4:50 am, June 3, 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 998 hPa. It is moving north northwestward at 25 km/h with gale-force winds extend outward up to 50 km from the center.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track June 3

Then 'Dante' is expected to turn more northward over the West Philippine Sea. After turning to the northeast tomorrow morning, it will move over the Bashi Channel (in the Luzon Strait) close to the southern coast of Taiwan.

Given the present track forecast scenario, the cyclone is forecast to be downgraded into a tropical depression in the next 12 hours and into a remnant low by Saturday morning.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track June 3


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

  • Zambales
  • the western portion of Pangasinan (Infanta, Mabini, Sual, Labrador, City of Alaminos, Anda, Bolinao, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Dasol)

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

  • the central portion of Pangasinan (Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Lingayen, Binmaley, San Carlos City, Urbiztondo, Bayambang, Bautista, Alcala, Malasiqui, Basista, Santa Barbara, Mangaldan, San Fabian, Mapandan, San Jacinto, Dagupan City, Calasiao)
  • Bataan
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • the western portion of Bulacan (City of Malolos, Calumpit, Paombong, Hagonoy, Bulacan, Pulilan, Plaridel, Guiguinto)
  • the western portion of Cavite (Tanza, Trece Martires City, Indang, Alfonso, Rosario, Cavite City, Noveleta, City of General Trias, Naic, Maragondon, General Emilio Aguinaldo, Magallanes, Ternate)
  • the western portion of Batangas (Calatagan, Lian, Nasugbu, Tuy, Balayan)
  • Lubang Island

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal in other areas is hereby lifted.

'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA signal


Heavy Rainfall

Today, Tropical Storm 'Dante' is forecast to bring:

Moderate to heavy rains over Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian Islands.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of Palawan including Cuyo and Kalayaan Islands.

Under these conditions, scattered (becoming widespread in areas with significant antecedent rainfall) 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. 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, the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the remaining seaboards of CALABARZON, the remaining seaboards of Mindoro Provinces, the seaboard of Marinduque, and the western seaboard of Romblon.

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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