Typhoon Glenda out but new potential cyclone seen


Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday.

PAGASA weather forecasts as of 4 a.m. the eye of typhoon “Glenda” was spotted at 380 km west southwest of Dagupan City (15.8ºN, 116.8ºE) packed with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph.

“Glenda” is expected to exit the PAR on Thursday morning and will be moving towards China as all public storm warnings have been lifted.

Glenda will enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and the provinces of Mindoro, Palawan, La Union, Benguet and Pangasinan.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, a new low pressure area was spotted at 940 km east of northern Mindanao (10.2°N, 135.6°E).

The LPA is expected to enter PAR within the day but it will not directly affect the country as of yet.

Based on PAGASA models the LPA has high chance to develop into tropical cyclone since it is still in the sea.

Once the LPA intensify into tropical cyclone inside PAR it will be locally named “Henry”, the eight tropical cyclone to enter the country this year and the third for this month of July. (PNA)


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