Tropical Depression Josie Updates on July 22, 2018
Manila, Philippines – Tropical Depression (TD) Josie has maintained its strength as it moves towards the Philippine Sea, according to the latest weather bulletin from PAGASA.
In its severe weather bulletin issued at 8:00 AM on Sunday, PAGASA said that the eye or center of Josie is located at 85 km East Northwast of Basco Batanas as of 7:00 AM today. I carries a maximum sustained winds of 60 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph. It is forecast to move Northeast at 35 kph. If it maintains its direction and strength, Josie is forecast to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday morning.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) #1 over Northern Cagayan has been lifted, however it is still hoisted over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands.
The state weather bureau said that occasional rains with gusty winds are still expected over the areas under TCWS #1. Sea travel remains risky especially in areas under storm signal.
Meanwhile, the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat will be enhanced by the weather disturbance. Monsoon rains will still be expected over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, rest of Cagayan Valley, Mindoro provinces, Rizal, Cavite and Batangas.
Residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying and in mountainous areas are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslide, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices and continue monitoring for updates.