Typhoon tends to spare Bohol

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Typhoon tends to spare Bohol

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Weather observers track the next typhoon heading north might spare Bohol as it would pass over the seaboards along the the Visayas area towards Luzon.

Local weather resource person, retired international ship captain Jun Mendez, said it could either veer towards the Luzon area or totally spare the land.

The typhoon would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this Tuesday, March 17, and will have the local name, Betty.

There had been some abrupt heavy downpour that barely lasted for half an hour in some areas of Bohol last week, and the rainfall was still lesser in amount to suffice what the farmlands need.

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As of now, it has the international name, Bavi, which the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted it “at 3,190 kilometers east of northern Mindanao, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness up to 100 kph”.

PAGASA also updated its bulletin that the tropical storm might intensify into a Typhoon before entering PAR by Tuesday morning.

As of now, PAGASA said that what is affecting Northern Luzon now is the Ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA).

In its forecast, PAGASA said there will be partly cloudy skies in the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.

“Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from the northeast to east will prevail over Northern Luzon and coming from the northeast over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas,” according to PAGASA.

While PAGASA estimated Tropical Storm Bavi to enter PAR on Tuesday morning, the WeatherPhilippines expects it to enter PAR in the afternoon or evening.

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So far, WeatherPhilippines spotted it “over the eastern part of Micronesia in the Caroline Islands…still far away from the Philippines and that it was moving quickly towards the Mariana Islands” and might enter PAR on Tuesday afternoon or evening.

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Weather Philippines also spotted its center at 3,230 kilometers east Southeast of Bicol Region or 2,065 kilometers east of the PAR with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness up to 95 kph.

“It was moving very rapidly West-Northwestward at 40 kph towards the Northern Mariana Islands,” according toWeather Philippines.

Moreover, Global Dynamic Forecast Models (GDFM), as attributed by the Weather Philippines, “are all showing BAVI strengthening further as it tracks toward the Guam-Saipan Area over the weekend, with a close-passage [today].

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“Its rainbands will bring occasional to frequent moderate to heavy rains and gusty winds across the Northern Mariana Islands beginning [today] and across the rest of MiMaRoPa, Calabarzon, Metro Manila and Western Luzon beginning Monday through Tuesday,” according to WeatherPhilippines.

Coinciding the forecast of Mendez–Bohol’s local weather resource person, the Weather Philippines’ forecast shows that the typhoon path will veer away from Bohol.

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