Published: Saturday 09 June, 2018

BAGYONG DOMENG Update: #DomengPH Out but #Habagat Brings Heavy Rain

Not just one but two cyclones are now INSIDE the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and may develop into storms in the next few days. The potential Bagyong Domeng (#DomengPH) and Bagyong Ester (#EsterPH) are now being closely monitored by PAGASA.

[SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST UPDATES] The first cyclone was last spotted 980 kilometers east-southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and is forecast to move toward Eastern Visayas and northeastern Mindanao. The second, meanwhile, was located 115 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Princesa City.

Both LPAs have the potential to intensify into storms or even typhoons by the weekend. If they do, PAGASA will name them as Bagyong Domeng and Bagyong Ester, respectively.

UPDATE on Bagyong Ester (#EsterPH):

The low pressure area (LPA) near Palawan which was expected to intensify into a storm (#EsterPH) continues to gather strength. However, it has since moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). It became a tropical depression outside PAR and but will no longer pose a threat to the country.

UPDATE on Bangyong Domeng (#DomengPH):

The LPA east of Mindanao is expected to intensify into #DomengPH in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to PAGASA. As such, areas in Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao will have moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms. Flooding or landslides are likewise possible.

Metro Manila, meanwhile, will experience cloudy skies with occasional rains.

As of 12 noon of Saturday, the potential Bagyong Domeng was spotted 380 kilometers east of Surigao City.

UPDATE June 5: Tropical Depression #DomengPH

The LPA embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which was being monitored by PAGSA the past several days, has developed into a Tropical Depression #DomengPH.

BAGYONG DOMENG UPDATE: At 10:00 AM, #DomengPH was located at 675 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of up to 45kph and gustiness up to 60kph moving North Northwest at 14kph.

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UPDATE June 6: Bagyong Domeng will NOT Make Landfall

According to the latest forecast by PAGASA on Bagyong Domeng, the cyclone will not make landfall. Instead, #DomengPH will stay over water east of the country before moving northeast. The tropical depression is forecast to be out of PAR by Sunday.

At 3:00pm, #DomengPH was spotted at 755 km East of Virac, Catanduanes with winds of 45kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph moving nort-northwest at 15kph. Meanwhile, the trough of Hanging Habagat is now affecting MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas, and Mindanao.

UPDATE June 7: Bagyong Domeng Intensifies, More Rains Expected

More occasional heavy rain is expected on thursday and Friday after #DomengPH slightly intensified as it continues to move northwest. With a stronger pull, the storm is forecast to enhance the southwest monsoon bringing rain to MIMAROPA, CALABARZON and other parts of Luzon until the weekend.

In its latest bulletin, PAGASA said Domeng now has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph, moving at a speed of 15 kph. It was spotted at 615 kilometers northeast of Borongan City, Northern Samar. 

PAGASA expects the storm be located 700 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, another storm, ‘Ewiniar’, is being monitored. ‘Ewiniar’ was the LPA previously near Palawan that exited PAR a couple of days ago. Now packing 65 kph winds, ‘Ewiniar’ may further enhance habagat as it moves to southern China.

UPDATE June 8: #DomengPH Maintains Strength

According to the latest bulletin by PAGASA at 3:00 AM, Friday, the center of Tropical Depression #DomengPH was at 470 km. east of Casiguran, Aurora. It has maximum sustained winds of 60 kph, gusts of up to 75 kph. Bagyong Domeng is forecast to move northward at 15 kph.

Monsoon rains will prevail in Aurora, Bataan, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region and Western Visayas. The remaining parts of Luzon and of Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.

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UPDATE June 9: Bagyong Domeng Now a Severe Tropical Storm

#DomengPH intensified further as it moves away from the Philippines but still inside PAR. PAGASA upgraded the cyclone into a severe tropical storm on Saturday as it warned residents in Luzon of heavy rainfall because the weather system is enhancing the southwest monsoon.

In PAGASA’s weather bulletin at 11:00 PM, Domeng was spotted 675 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 90 kph and gusts of up to 115 kph. It is moving northeast at 27 kph and leave the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the NDRRMC texted an emergency warning about the heavy rains from DomengPH: 

“Matinding pagulan sa Metro Manila dulot ng HABAGAT na pinalakas ng TS DOMENG, asahan and matinding pagbaha at landslide. maging alerto at handa.”

UPDATE June 10: Typhoon Domeng Exits PH

Bagyong Domeng intensified into a typhoon on Sunday morning . It has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat) and bring rains to Luzon in the next two days.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Domeng exited PAR at 9:30 AM Sunday. It currently has maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. Domeng is forecast to move northeast at a speed of 37 kph.

Heavy rainfall will persist in parts of Luzon, especially the western areas, as the typhoon enhances habagat. Due to this, PAGASA warns the public against flooding and landslides especially in prone areas.

UPDATE June 11: Heavy Rainfall Forecast in Luzon

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