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Tropical Depression Queenie weakens into low pressure area

Acor Arceo
Tropical Depression Queenie weakens into low pressure area

TROPICAL CYCLONES. Satellite image of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility and the low pressure area, formerly Tropical Depression Queenie (Banyan), inside PAR as of November 1, 2022, 5 pm.

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The low pressure area that used to be Tropical Depression Queenie (Banyan) is expected to dissipate, but in the meantime, its trough may still bring rain to parts of Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Queenie (Banyan) weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 1, a day after entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

At its peak, Queenie was a tropical storm, but it only stayed over the Philippine Sea.

On Tuesday afternoon, the remnant low that used to be Queenie was located 420 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in a bulletin issued at 5 pm that the remnant low will continue moving northwest.

It may dissipate in the next 12 hours.

Before the LPA dissipates, however, its trough or extension may still bring light to moderate rain, with at times heavy rain, to Caraga and the Davao Region. Floods and landslides remain possible.

Queenie was the Philippines’ 17th tropical cyclone for 2022. It entered PAR just a few hours before the exit of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng (Nalgae), which left over 100 people dead.

Paeng was located 585 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan, on Tuesday afternoon. Its trough may still trigger scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Bataan, Zambales, and Pangasinan in the evening.

The rest of the country, not affected by either the trough of the LPA or the trough of the severe tropical storm, will only have localized thunderstorms.

So far, there is no new LPA or tropical cyclone being monitored.

PAGASA expects 3 to 6 tropical cyclones to enter or develop inside PAR from November 2022 to April 2023. Per month, these are the weather bureau’s estimates:

  • November 2022 – 2 or 3
  • December 2022 – 1 or 2
  • January 2023 – 0 or 1
  • February 2023 – 0 or 1
  • March 2023 – 0 or 1
  • April 2023 – 0 or 1

– Rappler.com

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Acor Arceo is the head of copy and editorial standards at Rappler. Trained in both online and TV newsrooms, Acor ensures consistency in editorial standards across all sections and also supervises Rappler’s coverage of disasters.