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PAGASA – Leon Intensified Into Tropical Storm This September 16, 2020

PAGASA – Here are the following latest updates from the state weather bureau PAGASA, on this day, September 16, 2020 (Wednesday).

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The 5 AM severe weather bulletin from the state bureau said that Tropical Depression Leon has intensified into a tropical storm and is expected to bring heavy rains over Aurora and other areas on this day.

According to GMA News, Leon, as well as the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will bring moderate to heavy rains over Aurora, Rizal, Palawan (including Kalayaan, Calamian, and Cuyo Islands), Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Western Visayas, and Negros Oriental.

The tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) that was hoisted over Calamian Islands, Palawan has been lifted. There are no TCWS that was hoisted as of 5 AM.

However, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Palawan (including Kalayaan, Calamian, and Cuyo Islands), Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and Western Visayas will face intermittent gusts.

Bicol Region, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Metro Manila, Isabela, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, and the rest of Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Visayas are expected to face moderate to at times heavy rains.

The bureau warned that flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur in floor- and landslide-prone areas during times of heavy or prolonged rainfall.

The now tropical storm Leon was last spotted at 225 kilometers west northwest of Coron, Palawan or over the West Philippine Sea.

It is packed with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour.

Leon is currently moving west northwest at 10 kilometers per hout and is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday morning.

Based on the report,  gale warning was raised over the western seaboard of Palawan and Occidental Mindoro. The said ares will face rough to very rough seas with waves reaching as tall as 4.5 meters, hence, sea travel is risky over these areas.

The rest of the country will face moderate to rough coastal waters with waves reaching as high as 3.1 meters. The bureau warned those with small seacraft and fisherfolk to take precaution when venturing out to sea.

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