Pagasa weather today: Tropical Depression Ambo updates

Pagasa weather today Tropical Depression Ambo updates
Pagasa weather today, May 11, Tropical Depression Ambo updates (Image from PAGASA)

Pagasa weather today: The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned Tropical Depression Ambo to bring rain in Mindanao on May 11, Monday.

At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “Ambo” was estimated based on all available data at 385 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.7 °N, 129.8 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 45km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55km/h. It is moving °Northwest at 10km/h.

Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of Tropical Depression Ambo. PAGASA also warned possible flash floods or due to scattered moderate to occasionally heavy rains.

For and the rest of the country, there would be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers brought by localized Thunderstorms.  The public is also warned for possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms.

As of this writing, the PAGASA has not issued any Tropical Cyclone advisory.

Forecast Position Tropical Depression Ambo
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow evening): 430 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte(10.2°N, 129.4°E)
  • 48 Hour(Tuesday evening):350 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar(12.0°N, 128.6°E)
  • 72 Hour(Wednesday evening): 285 km East of Virac, Catanduanes(13.1°N, 126.8°E)
  • 96 Hour(Thursday evening):35 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte(14.1°N, 123.3°E)
  • 120 Hour(Friday evening):75 km Northwest of Baguio City(16.9°N, 120.1°E)

Ambo is the first tropical cyclone to enter the Philippines for 2020. The country gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones every year.

In PAGASA’s climate outlook, it gave the following estimates for the number of tropical cyclones in the next six months:

  • May – 1 or 2
  • June – 1 or 2
  • July – 2 to 4
  • August – 2 or 3
  • September – 2 or 3
  • October – 2 or 3

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Pagasa weather list of names for tropical cyclones in 2020

  • AMBO
  • BUTCHOY
  • CARINA
  • DINDO
  • ENTENG
  • FERDIE
  • GENER
  • HELEN
  • IGME
  • JULIAN
  • KRISTINE
  • LEON
  • MARCE
  • NIKA
  • OFEL
  • PEPITO
  • QUINTA
  • ROLLY
  • SIONY
  • TONYO
  • ULYSSES
  • VICKY
  • WARREN
  • YOYONG
  • ZOSIMO

The names will also be used in 2024, 2028, and 2032.

If the 25 names on PAGASA’s original list for the year are used up, names of the next tropical cyclones will be taken from an auxiliary list, which is also already prepared.

PAGASA also removes a tropical cyclone name from the list when it is particularly deadly or destructive.