New typhoon to enter PAR today

posted October 22, 2013 at 12:02 am
by PNA
A new cyclone is expected to enter the country within 24 to 48 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday. Pagasa weather forecaster Jori Loiz said the typhoon, international called Francisco, might enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday and it will be named Urduja, the fourth cyclone to enter the country this month and the 21st for this year. However, Loiz said the cyclone is not expected to affect any part of the country and it may only stay inside Philippine territory for less than 48 hours. Until Tuesday, Loiz said the northeast monsoon or hanging amihan will affect the northern and central parts of Luzon which will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening In its advisory, the weather bureau said Metro Manila and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. It added that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas.      
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