Typhoon Quinta to exit PAR this morning; new LPA about to enter PH

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Typhoon Quinta is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility this morning. The typhoon is expected to further intensify over the West Philippine Sea and reach its peak intensity within 24 hours.

At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “QUINTA” was located based on all available data at 605 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro or 305 km North Northeast of Pag-asa Island, Palawan (13.3 °N, 115.6 °E ).

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It is moving Westward at 25 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h.

Today, Quinta will bring moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan and light to moderate with at times heavy rains over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings as appropriate.

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Typhoon Quinta to exit PAR this morning; new LPA about to enter PH

Strong breeze to near gale conditions will be experienced in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1. The potential impacts of these wind conditions on structures and vegetation are detailed in the TCWS section of this bulletin.

In other areas, strong breeze to gale conditions associated with the northeasterlies will prevail in Batanes, northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte, while occasional gusts associated with the outer circulation of “QUINTA” will still be experienced over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, and the western section of Luzon.

Swells of 2.0 to 3.0 m due to Quinta can cause significant breaking waves that may bring potentially damaging surf conditions over the western coastal areas of Pangasinan, Central Luzon, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan including Calamian Islands.

At 4:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 1,855 km East of Southern Luzon (14.5 °N, 141.4 °E). This weather disturbance is likely to enter the PAR on Wednesday or Thursday. It is likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

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