Tropical depression Luis slows; LPA seen from Aparri



Apart from Luis, PAGASA also follows a low-pressure area 1000 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan

Published at 11:30 PM, August 23, 2018

Updated at 11:30 pm, August 23, 2018

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Satellite photo of Tropical Depression Luis from August 23, 2018, 22.00 hours. Image of PAGASA

Satellite photo of Tropical Depression Luis from August 23, 2018, 22.00 hours. Image of PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Luis slowed down on Thursday evening, August 23, after he landed in southern Taiwan. Taiwan is in the Philippine responsibility domain (PAR).

In a bulletin issued at 11 am on Thursday, the Philippine administration for atmospheric, geophysical and astronomical services (PAGASA) said that Luis is now 385 kilometers northwest of Basco, Batanes, westward at a slower 10 kilometers per hour (km / km). h) from the previous 15 km / h.

It remains maximum winds of 55 km / h and a speed of up to 90 km / h.

Luis arrived on Thursday at 8 o'clock in the vicinity of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Taiwan is, given its proximity to the Philippines, within 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 Luis will improve the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat.

The southwestern monsoon will cause moderate to heavy rain on Friday August 24 in the Ilocos region, the Cordillera administrative region, Batanes and the Babuyan archipelago.

Residents of these areas should be aware of possible flooding and landslides. (READ: QUICK FACTS: tropical cyclones, rain advices)

The rest of the country, unaffected by the southwestern monsoon, will only have thunderstorms on Friday.

PAGASA also warned that travel is risky in the coastal waters of Northern Luzon and Central Luzon.

A storm warning was issued at 5 pm on Thursday for Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, the north coast of Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, the east coast of Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora.

This means that seas of these areas are rough to very rough, with wave heights of 2.6 to 4.5 meters.

Fishermen and others with small vessels were advised not to sail in areas under the storm windows. Larger ships have to watch out for large waves.

Based on the last prediction track, Luis will leave PAR on Friday evening.

Predicted track from Tropical Depression Luis on 23 August 2018, 23.00 hours. Image of PAGASA

Predicted track from Tropical Depression Luis on 23 August 2018, 23.00 hours. Image of PAGASA

Meanwhile, PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) at 1000 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.

This LPA can grow into a tropical depression within 24 to 48 hours. If it becomes a tropical depression, it would be called Maymay. (READ: LIST: PAGASA & # 39; s names for tropical cyclones in 2018)

Luis is the 12th tropical cyclone of the Philippines for 2018. The Philippines receive an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year.

PAGASA declared the start of the rainy season last June 8th. – Rappler.com


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