Tropical Storm Tonyo exits PAR

Tropical Storm Tonyo is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Pagasa reported on its latest severe bulletin, November 9.

Tonyo intensified into a tropical storm at 2:00 AM today and left the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 4:00 AM. The storm is forecast to continue moving generally westward over the West Philippine Sea towards the southern portion of Vietnam, where it is likely to make landfall tomorrow morning or afternoon.

At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm Tonyo was estimated based on all available data at 710 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. It is moving Westward at 30 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.

Tropical Storm Tonyo is forecast to bring moderate to heavy rains over Kalayaan Islands, while the prevailing easterlies enhanced by Tonyo and Ulysses will bring moderate to heavy rains over Babuyan Islands, mainland Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Norte, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Region, Eastern Visayas, and the rest of Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON.

Flooding (including flashfloods and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards and/or those that received significant antecedent rainfall.

Tropical Storm Tonyo exits PAR

PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers may issue General Flood Advisories and Basin Flood Bulletins as appropriate.

Although not under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1, the outer region of the tropical depression’s circulation will bring occasional gusty condition over the Kalayaan Islands. Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon enhanced by Tonyo will bring strong to gale-force winds over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the northern portion of mainland Cagayan.

In the next 24 hours, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of Kalayaan Islands (2.5 to 4.5 m) due to Tonyo and over the seaboards of Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Zambales and the northern seaboards of mainland Cagayan (2.5 to 5.0 m) due to the enhanced Northeast Monsoon. Sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for those using small seacrafts.