MANILA, Philippines – “Bagyong Josie” continues to move north northeastward over the Philippine sea towards Southern Ryukyus. This is the latest weather update issued by PAGASA on July 22, 2018.
All Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals has been lifted.
In PAGASA weather bulletin issued at 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression “Josie” was estimated based on all available data at 330 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes.
It has maximum sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph and is moving North Northeast at 25 kph.
Signal No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36h)
“Bagyong Josie” may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight or tomorrow (July 23, 2018) morning.
PAGASA warned that scattered to widespread moon rains are expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas.
Locals are advised to be cautious of possible disasters. To quote,
Residents living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslide, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices and continue monitoring for updates.
Class suspensions were also announced at affected areas due to inclement weather conditions.
PAGASA warned the public under TWCS No. 1 of the following impacts of wind.
- Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
- Light damage to medium to low risk structures
- Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
- Twigs of small trees may be broken.
- Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Likewise, sea travel remains risky over the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Below is the forecast movement and track of ‘Josie’ in the next two (2) days, courtesy of PAGASA.
Note: The latest weather update for Tropical Depression ‘Josie’ on July 22, 2018 will be updated as soon as the administration release the next bulletin.