Pagasa weather update tropical depression Butchoy

Tropical Depression Butchoy is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains over parts of Central Luzon, Pagasa weather bulletin reported Friday.

On its severe weather bulletin issued 8 am today, Butchoy maintains its strength while moving west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea.

At 7:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression “BUTCHOY” was estimated based on all available data at 50 km West of Iba, Zambales (15.4 °N, 119.5 °E ).

It is moving west-northwest at 15 km/h with a maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

Butchoy may bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, and Occidental Mindoro. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Visayas, Caraga, Region, and the rest of Luzon.

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

Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1, Visayas, Southern Luzon, and the western portion of Mindanao may experience occasional gusts associated with the tropical depression and the Southwest Monsoon.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, and some municipalities in Pangasinan has been lifted.

Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.4 m) will be experienced over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas. Those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out to sea while larger sea vessels must take precaution against rough seas.

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Pagasa weather update tropical depression Butchoy

Butchoy made landfall over Polillo, Quezon (5:30 pm, 11 June), and Infanta, Quezon (6:00 pm, 11 June).

Forecast Position
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 425 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (OUTSIDE PAR)(17.8°N, 116.4°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):955 km West of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.1°N, 112.8°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 1,290 km West Northwest of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)(23.8°N, 110.0°E)

Butchoy is the second 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