Tropical depression Ferdie to bring rain in Ilocos Norte, Sur

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continues to move northward and raised wind signal number one (1) in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, Pagasa reported.

Pagasa weather bulletin issued at 5 am, 10 August 2020, Ferdie is moving Northward at 20 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

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Tropical depression Ferdie is forecast to move generally northward over the West Philippine Sea and is likely to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this morning. Following a slight turn to the north-northwest tonight, this tropical depression is forecast to make landfall over Fujian Province in southeastern China between tomorrow morning and afternoon.

It is likely to reach tropical storm category tonight or tomorrow morning and weaken into a low pressure area tomorrow evening after landfall.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 is now lifted for La Union, western portion of Pangasinan, northern portion of Zambales, and several municipalities of Ilocos Sur.

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The combined effects of FERDIE and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will bring strong breeze-force to near gale-force winds over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA, especially in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1. Gusty conditions are more likely in coastal and mountainous regions of these areas.

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Tropical depression Ferdie

Today, tropical depression Ferdie and the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will bring monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, and occasional rains over Batanes, Cagayan, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, and Central Luzon.

Flooding and rain-induced landslide may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. The public and local disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to monitor the Rainfall/Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions and take appropriate measures.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1 due to rough to very rough seas (3.0-4.0 m).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal Number one is raised in western portion of Ilocos Norte (Badoc,Pinili,Currimao,Batac City,Paoay,San Nicolas,Laoag City,Pasuquin,Bacarra,Burgos) and western portion of Ilocos Sur (Magsingal,Santo Domingo,San Ildefonso,San Vicente,San Juan,Cabugao,Sinait,Santa Catalina).

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