Bagyong Jenny further intensifies and may become a severe tropical storm, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
According to PAGASA, the center of Bagyong Jenny was located at 835 km East of Central Luzon packed with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 105 km/h, and central pressure of 992 hPa. It is forecast to move Northwestward at 20 km/h.
Tropical Storm Jenny is not directly affecting the country at this time. However, due to the proximity of the track forecast to Extreme Northern Luzon, heavy rainfall may be experienced over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern portions of mainland Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte on Wednesday or Thursday.
The Southwest Monsoon may be enhanced by this tropical cyclone, resulting in possible occasional rains over Palawan and Occidental Mindoro in the next 3 days.
Bagyong Jenny is forecast to move west northwestward today then northwestward or north northwestward tomorrow through Monday. A landfall or close approach scenario over Extreme Northern Luzon or northeastern mainland Cagayan is not ruled out.
Jenny is forecast to steadily intensify and may become a severe tropical storm tomorrow. PAGASA says that this tropical cyclone may reach typhoon category late Monday or Tuesday.
Storm signals are yet to be announced in the coming days. Keep locked on this page for updates!
Meanwhile, authorities are closely monitoring the weather disturbance and the disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take all necessary measures to protect life and property. Persons living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards are advised to follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials.
Stay tuned for further updates on Tropical Storm Jenny as meteorologists continue to track its path and intensity.
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