PAGASA says that Luis has already landed in Taiwan, which is in the Philippine responsibility area
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MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) northwest of the far north of Luzon entered the Philippine responsibility domain (PAR) and developed into a tropical depression until Thursday, August 23.
The tropical depression has received the local name Luis. It is the 12th tropical cyclone of the Philippines for 2018.
The Philippine administration for atmospheric, geophysical and astronomical services (PAGASA) said that tropical depression Luis moves 290 kilometers northwest of Basco, Batanes, 15 kilometers per hour (km / hour) east-east.
It has a maximum wind of 55 km / h and a speed of up to 90 km / h.
PAGASA said that Luis went ashore at 8 am on Thursday at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Taiwan is still in PAR, the area set up by the World Meteorological Organization for PAGASA to monitor. Weather disturbances within PAR have a direct or indirect impact on the Philippines.
In the case of Luis it is not expected that it will directly affect any part of the country, so there are no areas under warning signs of tropical cyclone. But PAGASA said that Luis could improve the southwest monsoon hanging habagat.
The southwestern monsoon will bring moderate to heavy rain on Friday, August 24th for La Union, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands and the administrative region of Cordillera.
Residents of these areas should be aware of possible flooding and landslides. (READ: QUICK FACTS: tropical cyclones, rain advices)
PAGASA also warned that traveling at sea is risky in the northern and western shores of northern Luzon.
Based on his latest prediction track, Luis PAR will leave on Friday.
Meanwhile, PAGASA also monitors an LPA that is 1,465 kilometers east of the extreme north of Luzon. Further updates will be given about this LPA.
The Philippines receive an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year. (READ: LIST: PAGASA & # 39; s names for tropical cyclones in 2018)
PAGASA declared the start of the rainy season last June 8th. – Rappler.com