‘Dodong’ exits PAR, Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country

By on May 12, 2015


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MANILA — Typhoon “Dodong” has accelerated and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical amd Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday.

PAGASA said as of 4 a.m., typhoon “Dodong” was located at 830 km northeast of Basco, Batanes (26.6°N, 126.6°E) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 140 kph.

Typhoon “Dodong” is moving 30 to 40 kph northeast.

Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lifted.

Meanwhile, the public will continue to experience warm and humid weather due to easterlies or warm air from the east as it continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the eastern section of the country.

For Tuesday forecast, PAGASA said partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over the rest of the country including Metro Manila.

The presence of easterlies will bring high temperatures and good weather conditions to the country in the coming days as he advised people to wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, and drink plenty of water.

On Monday afternoon, Metro Manila has 34.7 degrees Celsius recorded around 3:45 p.m. and the reading was taken at the agency’s Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City.

The temperature on Tuesday in Metro Manila will range 25-34 degrees Celsius while the heat index will be 29-40 degrees Celsius.

The heat index is a human discomfort index that gives the “apparent” temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affecting the body. High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high apparent temperatures or indices. Full exposure to sunshine can increase the heat index by 9°C.

In its advisory, PAGASA said light to moderate winds blowing from the southeast to east will prevail over Luzon and coming from the east over the rest of the country.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.

On the other hand, PAGASA continues to monitor another tropical storm with an international name of “Dolphin” outside the PAR.

PAGASA said the tropical storm is expected to enter the country by weekend and will be locally named “Egay”, the fifth tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.