Tropical Depression to enter PAR by Thursday morning

Weather bureau Pagasa said the Tropical Depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may enter the country by Thursday morning or afternoon.

According to its severe weather bulletin issued at 11 am today, the Tropical Depression will move generally westward or west-northwestward towards the eastern boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), then southwestward tomorrow afternoon through Saturday morning.

As of 10 am, the center of Tropical Depression was estimated based on all available data at 1,960 km East of Central Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR).

It has a maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center with gustiness Up to 70 km/ and slowly moving West-Northwest.

It may enter the tomorrow morning or afternoon. On the forecast track, the Tropical Depression will begin to move generally westward by Saturday afternoon while moving towards Bicol Region.

The Tropical Depression is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm within 24 hours. It will continue to intensify while moving over the Philippine Sea and may reach the typhoon category before landfall.

Once inside the PAR, the Tropical Depression will be given the local name “Rolly.”

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to monitor for the next update on this weather disturbance incorporated in the Public Weather Forecast at 4 AM tomorrow and in the next advisory at 11 AM Tomorrow.

The Tropical Depression is not affecting the weather over any portion of the country at this time.

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Tropical Depression Forecast Position

  • Tomorrow morning

29 October 2020 1,590 km East of Central Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR) (16.2°N, 136.4°E)

Tropical Storm

  • Friday morning
    30 October 2020 1,150 km East of Central Luzon (15.8°N, 132.3°E)
    Severe Tropical Storm
  • Saturday morning
    31 October 2020 600 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte (14.6°N, 128.5°E)
  • Sunday morning
    01 November 2020 25 km West of Virac, Catanduanes (13.6°N, 124.0°E)
  • Monday morning
    02 November 2020 150 km West of Subic, Zambales (14.7°N, 118.9°E)
Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected over Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, and Western Visayas today.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country would experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.