Tropical storm ‘Noul’ to hit Luzon on the weekend – Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — Parts of Luzon will experience stormy weather on the weekend as tropical storm “Noul” is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility later this week, the state weather bureau said.

Meanwhile, the  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration  said the whole country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds blowing from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the east to northeast over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.

interphoto 1430786129 Tropical storm Noul to hit Luzon on the weekend   Pagasa

Pagasa said the storm — which will be given the local name “Dodong” once it enters the PAR — is expected to move closer toward the eastern section of Luzon, bringing rains and occasional gusty winds over the Bicol region on Saturday.

“By afternoon onwards, stormy weather will prevail over the aforementioned region while Marinduque, Rizal, Laguna and Quezon Province will experience rains and occasional gusty winds,” Pagasa said in its weekly weather outlook issued on Monday.

Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Mindoro provinces on Saturday will experience cloudy weather with rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.

“By Sunday (May 10), Metro Manila, CALABARZON, (the) Camarines provinces, Central Luzon, and the provinces of Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and Pangasinan will have stormy weather as the tropical cyclone is expected to traverse Central Luzon during the day,” Pagasa said.

The state weather bureau added that the rest of Bicol and of Northern and Central Luzon will experience rains and occasional gusty winds on Saturday. Mimaropa, on the other hand, will experience cloudy weather with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.

Rains and occasionally gusty winds will continue over Ilocos Region and Zambales on Monday as the tropical storm is expected to exit the landmass of Luzon and move toward the West Philippine Sea, Pagasa said.

Pagasa located the tropical storm in the early morning of Tuesday at 1,495 kilometers east of Surigao del Norte.

Noul’s maximum sustained winds and gustiness intensified overnight to 85 kilometers per hour and 100 kilometers per hour, respectively, while maintaining its west-northwest movement at 9 kilometers per hour.

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