Typhoon Quinta exits PAR; new LPA likely to enter tomorrow

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Typhoon Quinta left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 8:00 AM today. The typhoon is expected to further intensify over the West Philippine Sea and reach its peak intensity within 24 hours.

At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon Quinta was located based on all available data at 775 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro or 255 km North of Pagasa Island, Palawan.

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It is moving Westward at 20 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.

Today, Quinta will bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Western Visayas, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands, and light to moderate with at times heavy rains over CALABARZON, Davao Region, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Surigao del Sur.

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 exits PAR; new LPA likely to enter tomorrow

Strong breeze to near gale conditions will be experienced in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1. Potential impacts of these wind conditions to 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.

At 10:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 2,115 km East of Southern Luzon (15.3 °N, 141.3 °E). This weather disturbance is likely to enter the PAR tomorrow or Thursday. It is likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

Rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.5 m) will be experienced over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these waters especially for mariners of small seacrafts.

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