‘Caloy’ exits PAR; PAGASA monitors LPA east of N. Luzon

Tropical depression Caloy has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said on Thursday, June 30.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said that Caloy has left the Philippine boundary, but it will remain close to the PAR line for the next six hours.

Caloy was last spotted 575 kilometers (km) west of Iba, Zambales. It has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, gustiness of up to 70 kph, and it is moving westward slowly.

It left PAR at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, said PAGASA. Estareja, on the other hand, warned of another weather disturbance that may develop into a cyclone.

“After nitong si Caloy ay meron tayong binabantayan na weather disturbance sa silangan ng Luzon (After Caloy, we are monitoring a weather disturbance in eastern Luzon),” said Estareja in a public weather forecast.

The LPA is likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours. Once it develops, it will be named “Domeng,” the country’s fourth tropical cyclone in 2022.

Monsoon rains persist

In the next 24 hours, PAGASA likewise warned of monsoon rains brought by the southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat,” which currently is being enhanced by Caloy and the LPA east of Luzon.

The monsoon rains may affect Bataan, Zambales, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Aurora, and Quezon. Residents of the said areas were advised to remain vigilant against flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and western Visayas may expect cloudy skies with scattered rain showers due to the southwest monsoon. In the afternoon until evening, Estareja said that there remains a high chance of localized thunderstorms in the aforementioned areas.

The rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.