‘Paeng’ maintains strength; TD east of northeastern Mindanao to enter PAR Monday morning

Tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) maintained its strength while moving east southeastward away from the Philippine landmass, said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Sunday evening, Oct. 30.

The latest bulletin released by PAGASA showed that Paeng was last seen 255 kilometers (km) west of Iba, Zambales, packing winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 105 kph.

Due to this weather disturbance, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is still in effect over the following areas in Luzon: Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Metro Manila, the western and central portions of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, the northwestern portion of Oriental Mindoro, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, and the northern portion of Quezon.

“Paeng may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) or evening,” said PAGASA.


Cyclone east of northeastern Mindanao

Another tropical cyclone will enter the Philippine boundary on Monday morning, Oct. 31, PAGASA warned.

The cyclone was last spotted 1,055 km east of northeastern Mindanao.

“It will enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) morning as tropical depression Queenie. Inside the PAR region, this tropical cyclone will begin turning generally northwestward by late tomorrow or on Tuesday while heading towards the sea east of Caraga region or Eastern Visayas,” said the state weather bureau.

This tropical depression, however, is unlikely to directly affect the country until Tuesday, Nov. 1. It may weaken into a remnant low by Wednesday, Nov. 2.