The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reports that Tropical Storm “Chedeng” (international name: Guchol) has intensified into a typhoon. As it moves northwestward over the Philippine Sea, public and local authorities are urged to stay alert to its potential effects.
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Current Position and Intensity
As of 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon Chedeng was located 935 km east of Central Luzon. The typhoon carries maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness reaching up to 150 km/h. The typhoon’s central pressure is recorded at 975 hPa. Chedeng is moving in a northwestward direction at a speed of 15 km/h. Despite its intensified status, no tropical cyclone wind signals have been hoisted.
Potential Land and Coastal Impact
Heavy Rainfall Outlook
Chedeng is not projected to bring heavy rainfall directly to any part of the country within the next 3 to 5 days. However, its trajectory may enhance the Southwest Monsoon, causing heavy rainfall in the following days. The public is urged to monitor updates, as the monsoon’s timing and intensity may change depending on Chedeng’s movement, intensity, and interaction with other weather systems.
At this time, there are no indications of wind signals for severe cyclone winds. However, the enhanced Southwest Monsoon over the next three days may result in gusty conditions over several areas, including parts of the Visayas, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro, Northern Palawan, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and Camiguin tomorrow, and may extend to CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Camiguin, and Dinagat Islands on Saturday.
Coastal Water Conditions
Future Trajectory and Intensity
PAGASA forecasts that Chedeng will continue moving northwestward until tomorrow afternoon before turning more northward through Saturday afternoon. Chedeng will then slow down until Saturday before accelerating on Sunday in a generally north northeastward or northeastward direction. The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday morning.
Under favorable environmental conditions, Chedeng is expected to continue intensifying in the next 2 to 3 days, with the storm potentially reaching peak intensity by Saturday.
The next bulletin on Typhoon Chedeng will be issued at 11:00 PM today.