TD Jenny enters PAR; to bring rains enhanced by Habagat
TD Jenny enters PAR; to bring rains enhanced by Habagat
TD Jenny enters PAR; to bring rains enhanced by Habagat
by Christhel Cuazon29 September 2023
Photo courtesy: DOST PAGASA

Tropical Depression 'Jenny entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday afternoon and is expected to bring more rain to the country as it is being enhanced by the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat, according to PAGASA.

In its 5 PM weather bulletin, the state weather bureau said TD Jenny was last seen 1,400 kilometers east of southeastern Luzon, carrying maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. It was moving westward at 20 km/h.

PAGASA said the tropical depression is "not directly affecting the country" but "considering the proximity of the tropical cyclone to land from the forecast track, this may result in heavy rainfall over Batanes and Babuyan Islands in the next five days."

''The Southwest Monsoon may be enhanced by this tropical cyclone beginning on Sunday, resulting in possible occasional rains over the western portions of Central and Southern Luzon,'' it continued.


PAGASA said Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals may be raised over areas in Northern Luzon on Sunday ''in anticipation of the onset of tropical cyclone severe winds.''

''However, the hoisting may happen earlier should there be changes in the forecast scenario,'' it continued.

Jenny is expected to move generally westward or west-northwestward until Saturday before turning further north over the Philippine Sea east of Northern and Central Luzon. It may possibly make a landfall scenario over Batanes-Babuyan or northeastern mainland Cagayan.

PAGASA noted that Jenny may reach the tropical storm category on Saturday afternoon and develop into a typhoon on Wednesday next week during its close approach over the Batanes area.

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