Rains to continue over parts of Luzon as ‘Quinta’ moves away

MANILA – Rains will continue over parts of Luzon as Typhoon Quinta slightly intensified while moving towards the western boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the weather bureau said on Monday.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Quinta was last seen 310 kilometer west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The typhoon now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 km per hour near the center, and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is likely to exit PAR on Tuesday, according to the PAGASA.

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will continue over Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, northern Palawan including the Calamian and the Cuyo Islands, Calabarzon, Aurora, and Isabela.

Moderate to heavy rains will also continue to prevail over Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur, due to the tail-end of a frontal system.

PAGASA maintained that the two weather systems will continue to cause light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Metro Manila, Western Visayas, the Zamboanga Peninsula, BARMM, and the rest of Luzon.

Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remains hoisted over Batangas, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Calamian Islands, and the extreme northern portion of Antique (Caluya). A strong breeze to near gale conditions will be experienced in these areas.

Rough to high seas will be experienced over the seaboards of areas under TCWS.

Rough to very rough seas will prevail over the remaining seaboards of Luzon and the western seaboard of Visayas.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboards of the Visayas and Mindanao, and the seaboards of the Zamboanga Peninsula, PAGASA said.

PAGASA said a low pressure area (LPA) may enter the PAR on Wednesday or Thursday “but is less likely to develop into tropical depression in the next 48 hours.” (PNA)