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    'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 4, 2021

    MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Dante' (international name: Choi-wan) continues to move northward and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Friday, June 4, 2021.

    SEE ALSO: 'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA weather update June 5, 2021

    At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Dante' was estimated based on all available data 285 km Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte or 325 km West of Calayan, Cagayan.

    Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 4:40 am, June 4, 2021
    Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Dante' as of 4:40 am, June 4, 2021. via DOST-PAGASA

    'Dante' has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 80 km/h, and central pressure of 998 hPa. It is moving northward at 20 km/h.

    TRACK AND INTENSITY OUTLOOK

    After exiting the PAR at 2:00 am today, 'Bagyong Dante' is forecast to move generally north northeastward or northeastward throughout the forecast period.

    'Bagyong Dante' PAGASA track

    On the forecast track, its center will re-enter the PAR this afternoon and make a close approach or landfall in the vicinity of southern Taiwan (i.e., Pingtung County area) tonight. Afterwards, the storm will continue moving northeastward towards the East China Sea.

    The storm will likely maintain its strength until its landfall or close approach over the southern portion of Taiwan tomorrow evening. Afterwards, the resulting land interaction will weaken 'Dante' into a tropical depression. This tropical cyclone is forecast to transition into an extratropical cyclone tomorrow over the East China Sea.

    'Bagyong Dante' intensity update

    HAZARDS AFFECTING COASTAL WATERS


    A Gale Warning remains in effect over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon (2.5 to 4.5 m) due to rough to very rough seas.

    Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

    TROPICAL CYCLONES

    'Dante', the fourth tropical cyclone for 2021, entered the 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

    — The Summit Express

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