Published: Thursday 14 June, 2018

BAGYONG ESTER Update: Tropical Depression #EsterPH to Enhance #Habagat

The low pressure area (LPA) off Taiwan is now Tropical Depression Ester, aka Bagyong Ester. #EsterPH is expected to further enhance the southwest monsoon but no landfall is expected.

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Bagyong #EsterPH will further enhance the southwest monsoon. (PAGASA)

More rains are predicted due to Bagyong Ester. According to the forecast of PAGASA, #EsterPH is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility between tonight and tomorrow morning. The Tropical Depression is expected to make landfall over Southern Taiwan between tonight and tomorrow morning.

Forecast Positions
• 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 460 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes
• 48 Hour(Saturday afternoon): 1,120 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
• 72 Hour(Sunday afternoon): 1,540 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

Bagyong Ester won’t remain long inside PAR. PAGASA says it is expected to exit within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, another LPA has been spotted southeast of Mindanao. It has already entered PAR today but is not expected to intensify into a cyclone.