Two tropical cyclones are now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with the entry of tropical storm “Atsani” Sunday morning.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Chris Perez said Atsani entered the PAR around 8 a.m. and was given a local name “Siony.”
Around 10 a.m., the center of Siony was 1,365 kilometers east of Central Luzon.
It has slighty intensified prior to entry and now has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Perez said Siony remains less likely to affect the country over the next two to three days, but advised the public to continue monitoring developments regarding this tropical cyclone.
Based on its latest forecast track, Perez said Siony may generally move northwest until Monday evening, then slowly west-southwest by Tuesday.
If its projected track does not change, Siony will be 895 kms east of Aparri, Cagayan by Monday morning; 785 kms east-southeast of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday morning; 780 kms east of Calayan, Cagayan by Wednesday morning; 530 kms east of Aparri, Cagayan by Thursday morning; and 40 kms southwest of Calayan, Cagayan by Friday morning.