‘Glenda’ out but potential cyclone spotted off Mindanao

By on July 17, 2014

Track of Typhoon #GlendaPH via Met-Hydro Decision Support Infosys (MDSI).
Track of Typhoon #GlendaPH via Met-Hydro Decision Support Infosys (MDSI).

MANILA — Typhoon “Glenda” is expected to exit the country this morning while another weather disturbance has been monitored east of northern Mindanao which may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the day, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said as of 4 a.m. the eye of typhoon “Glenda” was spotted at 380 km west southwest of Dagupan City (15.8ºN, 116.8ºE) packed with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph.

Javier said “Glenda” is expected to exit the PAR on Thursday morning and will be moving towards China.

He added all public storm warnings have been lifted.

He also said that once typhoon Glenda exit PAR it has a very slim chance to recurve or return to the country as it will continue to move towards China.

However, Javier said typhoon Glenda will enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and the provinces of Mindoro, Palawan, La Union, Benguet and Pangasinan.

He added rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, Javier said that a new Low Pressure Area (LPA) was spotted at 940 km east of northern Mindanao (10.2°N, 135.6°E).

Javier said the LPA is expect to enter PAR within the day but it will not directly affect the country as of yet.

Based on their models, Javier said the LPA has high chance to develop into tropical cyclone since it is still in the sea.

He added once the LPA intensify into tropical cyclone inside PAR it will be locally named “Henry”, the eight tropical cyclone to enter the country this year and the third for this month of July.

The state weather bureau also issued gale warning as strong to gale force winds associated with typhoon “Glenda” to affect the western seaboard of Luzon.

“Fishing boats and other small sea crafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it warned.