The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) releases the latest weather update in “Bagyong Fabian” on July 21, 2021.
As per latest report issued at 11:00 AM, PAGASA said Typhoon Fabian intensifies as it moves slowly westward. The center of the Tropical Storm/ “Bagyong” Fabian was located based on all available data at 705 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 185 km/h, and central pressure of 960 hPa.
Track of Bagyong Fabian
Bagyong Fabian is moving slowly westward.
“FABIAN” will track generally westward until tomorrow (22 July) evening, west northwestward by Friday (23 July) morning, then will begin to turn northwestward by Friday evening. On the forecast track, “FABIAN” will pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Yaeyama, Miyako, and Senkaku Islands of the Ryukyu Archipelago on Friday before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday (24 July) morning.”
“FABIAN” is forecast to further intensify and reach its peak intensity of 165 km/h on Thursday. Gradual weakening may occur beginning on Saturday due to frictional effects of the rugged terrain of Taiwan. The landfall over mainland China will result in the rapid weakening of “FABIAN” on Sunday.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal
There is no tropical cyclone warning signal in effect at any places around the country.
Heavy Rainfall Warning
PAGASA said it is unlikely to bring heavy rainfall in the country throughout the forecast period.
However, “Habagat” or Southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Typhoon Fabian and Tropical Storm “Cempaka”. To quote,
under the influence of the Southwest Monsoon being enhanced by “FABIAN” and Tropical Storm “CEMPAKA” estimated at 1,065 km West Northwest of Extreme Northern Luzon or in the vicinity of Maoming, Guangdong, China (outside the PAR), monsoon rains will be experienced in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, and the northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands).
Amidst the risks of Bagyong Fabian, PAGASA warned the public and the disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to be alert and impose measures to protect life and property.
Those living in areas which are identified to be highly susceptible to hazards shall follow evacuation plans of Local Government Units (LGUs) and its officials.
PAGASA also advised everyone to keep tuning in at their weather updates for heavy rainfall and thunderstorm warnings.
Should you have concerns related to the Bagong Fabian, you may also reach the PAGASA at the following contact details:
Contact Number: (02) 8284-0800
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