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Severe Tropical Storm Paeng set for fifth landfall in Batangas

Acor Arceo
Severe Tropical Storm Paeng set for fifth landfall in Batangas

TROPICAL CYCLONES. Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae), and a tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, as of October 29, 2022, 2 pm.

Luzon and the Visayas are still seeing rain from Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae), which has made landfall at least four times on Saturday, October 29

MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae) was already over the coastal waters of San Juan, Batangas, early Saturday afternoon, October 29, set to make its fifth landfall in the town.

Paeng’s first four landfalls were also on Saturday, in the following areas:

  • Virac, Catanduanes – 1:10 am
  • Caramoan, Camarines Sur – 1:40 am
  • Buenavista, Quezon – 6 am
  • Santa Cruz, Marinduque – 8:40 am

In its 2 pm bulletin on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Paeng is moving west northwest at 15 kilometers per hour, slowing down further from 25 km/h.

After hitting Batangas, the severe tropical storm is projected to cross the Cavite-Metro Manila-Bataan area for the rest of Saturday.

Paeng continued to have maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h and gustiness of up to 130 km/h early Saturday afternoon.

It may weaken into a tropical storm while moving over land, then re-intensify into a severe tropical storm once it reaches the West Philippine Sea.

Luzon and the Visayas are still seeing rain from Paeng, while weather has gradually improved in Mindanao. PAGASA advised areas in the severe tropical storm’s path to remain on alert for floods and landslides.

Saturday, October 29

Heavy to intense rain, with at times torrential rain
  • Metro Manila
  • Calabarzon
  • Bicol
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • northern part of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands
Moderate to heavy rain, with at times intense rain
  • mainland Cagayan Valley
  • Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Central Luzon
  • Western Visayas
Light to moderate rain, with at times heavy rain
  • rest of Luzon
  • rest of Visayas

Sunday, October 30

Moderate to heavy rain, with at times intense rain
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Ilocos Region
Light to moderate rain, with at times heavy rain
  • Metro Manila
  • Mimaropa
  • Calabarzon
  • rest of Central Luzon

These are the areas under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 2 pm on Saturday:

Signal No. 3

Storm-force winds (89 to 117 km/h), moderate to significant threat to life and property

  • Metro Manila
  • Bataan
  • southern part of Zambales (Olongapo City, Subic, Castillejos, San Antonio)
  • Marinduque
  • northern and central parts of Quezon (Pitogo, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Infanta, Tiaong, Unisan, Plaridel, San Antonio, Candelaria, Lucban, Sampaloc, Padre Burgos, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Mauban, Dolores, General Nakar, Agdangan, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan) including Polillo Islands
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Rizal
  • northwestern part of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Islands
  • northern part of Oriental Mindoro (San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan)
Signal No. 2

Gale-force winds (62 to 88 km/h), minor to moderate threat to life and property

  • southern part of Aurora (San Luis, Baler, Dingalan, Maria Aurora)
  • Bulacan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pangasinan
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • rest of Zambales
  • western and northwestern parts of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Ocampo, Goa, Lagonoy, Milaor, Nabua, Buhi, Baao, Bato, Camaligan, Pili, Tigaon, Garchitorena, Iriga City, San Fernando, Magarao, Minalabac, Balatan, Naga City, Calabanga, Bombon, Bula, Canaman, Saglay, San Jose, Gainza, Sipocot, Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Pasacao, Cabusao, Libmanan, Pamplona)
  • rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • Romblon
  • Camarines Norte
  • rest of Quezon
  • northern and central parts of Albay (Tiwi, Malinao, Libon, Tabaco City, Polangui, Oas, Ligao City, Guinobatan, Pio Duran)
  • Burias Island
  • northwestern part of Antique (Libertad, Pandan, Caluya Islands)
  • western part of Aklan (Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay, Tangalan, Makato, Numancia, Lezo)
Signal No. 1

Strong winds (39 to 61 km/h), minimal to minor threat to life and property

  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • La Union
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Mountain Province
  • Ilocos Sur
  • rest of Aurora
  • Catanduanes
  • rest of Camarines Sur
  • rest of Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • rest of Masbate including Ticao Island
  • northern part of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli, Roxas, San Vicente) including Calamian Islands and Cuyo Islands
  • northern and central parts of Eastern Samar (Quinapondan, Can-avid, Lawaan, Maslog, Balangiga, Borongan City, San Policarpo, Taft, Llorente, Maydolong, Dolores, Giporlos, Jipapad, Oras, Arteche, Balangkayan, Sulat, San Julian, General MacArthur, Hernani)
  • Samar
  • Northern Samar
  • Leyte
  • northern and central parts of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remigio, Tabogon, Bogo City, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Catmon, Tuburan, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Balamban, Compostela, Liloan, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Consolacion, Toledo City, Talisay City, Naga City, Pinamungahan, Minglanilla, Aloguinsan, San Fernando, Carcar City, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Argao, Alcantara, Moalboal, Ronda, Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova, Badian, Dalaguete) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
  • Biliran
  • northern part of Bohol (Talibon, Getafe, Buenavista, Inabanga, Clarin, Tubigon, Calape, Bien Unido, Loon)
  • Negros Occidental
  • northern and central parts of Negros Oriental (Guihulngan City, Vallehermoso, Canlaon City, La Libertad, Jimalalud, Tayasan, Bais City, Bayawan City, Manjuyod, Basay, Bindoy, Mabinay, Ayungon, Tanjay City)
  • Guimaras
  • rest of Antique
  • rest of Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Iloilo

Meanwhile, the surge of the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan enhanced by Paeng is bringing strong winds to these areas:

  • Batanes
  • Babuyan Islands
  • northern and eastern parts of mainland Cagayan
  • Ilocos Norte
  • northern part of Apayao

PAGASA also warned that there is a minimal to moderate risk of storm surges up to 2 meters high, which may cause floods in the “low-lying and exposed coastal areas” of the following:

  • western part of Pangasinan
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • southern part of Aurora
  • Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay

The gale warning issued at 5 am on Saturday remains in effect as Paeng and the northeast monsoon affect the country’s coastal waters.

  • seaboards of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon and eastern seaboard of Visayas (Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Burias Island and Ticao Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar) – very rough to high seas, waves 4.5 to 8 meters high
  • seaboards of Northern Luzon (Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan) – very rough seas, waves 4.5 to 6 meters high
  • seaboards of Visayas and Palawan (Aklan, Antique. Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Cebu, Bohol, Siquijor, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, Kalayaan Islands) – rough to very rough seas, waves 3.1 to 5.5 meters high
  • eastern seaboards of Mindanao (Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur, eastern coast of Davao Oriental) – rough to very rough seas, waves 2.8 to 4.5 meters high

“Rough to high sea conditions are risky for all types of sea vessels. Mariners are advised to remain in port or take shelter in port until winds and waves subside,” PAGASA said.

Paeng may leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday, October 31.

Paeng is the Philippines’ 16th tropical cyclone for 2022 and the fourth for October. PAGASA earlier said there may be up to four tropical cyclones during the month.

But there may be a fifth tropical cyclone in October, as the weather bureau is monitoring a tropical depression outside PAR.

In a separate advisory released past noon on Saturday, PAGASA said the tropical depression was located 1,495 kilometers east of northeastern Mindanao, moving west northwest at 15 km/h.

It still has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.

PAGASA expects the tropical depression to move very slowly toward the west in the next 24 hours before gradually speeding up. It may enter PAR on Monday or on Tuesday, November 1.

Then the tropical depression may turn west northwest by late Tuesday or on Wednesday, November 2, as it approaches the sea east of Mindanao.

It will also stay a tropical depression until Wednesday, when it is likely to weaken into a low pressure area.

PAGASA said the tropical depression is unlikely to directly affect the Philippines, but it advised the public to continue monitoring updates.

– Rappler.com

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