Another typhoon has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the form of Typhoon ‘Trami’, local name ‘Paeng’.
However, Paeng is not projected to have any direct effect on the country, as per a severe weather bulletin posted 5 pm Sunday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The same bulletin did provide that by next Friday, September 28, the storm might affect the extremely northern parts of Luzon island, namely from Batanes to Babuyan Group of Island.
PAGASA also warned of possibbly raising cyclone warnings over the same areas by Thursday or Friday. A gale warning may also be issued over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, depending on how the typhoon develops ass it approaches.
Current projections by PAGASA see no significant enhancement of the southwest monsoon until about 11 p.m. Sunday.
By 4 p.m. Sunday, weather monitoring saw the eye of ‘Paeng’ at 1,290 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. The typhoon had a maximum sustained wind speed of up to 125 kilometers per hour near its center and gustiness of up to 155 kilometers per hour.
‘Paeng’ is moving west at around 20 kilometers per hour.
Current forecasts predict that ‘Paeng’ will be at 960 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan by Monday afternoon, to be 705-525 km east of Basco, Batanes from Tuesday to Thursday afternoon, to 185 km northeast of Basco, Batanes by Friday afternoon.
The affected public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils of the concerned locations are advised to begin taking appropriate actions as the storm approaches, as well as to watch for updates on weather developments in PAGASA’s Severe Weather Bulletin by 11 p.m. on Sunday.