Filtered By: Scitech

Trough of Malakas to affect eastern section of the Visayas — PAGASA

The trough of Typhoon Malakas (formerly Basyang) will be affecting the eastern section of the Visayas, weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday.

As of 3 p.m., PAGASA said Typhoon Malakas was located 1,720 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 190 km/h.

Its movement was north northeast at 25 km/h. Malakas moved out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday. 

Further, in PAGASA's 4 p.m. weather forecast, Eastern Visayas and Dinagat Islands are said to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the trough of the typhoon.

The weather bureau said possible flash floods or landslides during light to moderate with at times heavy rains may occur.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by localized thunderstorms, it added.

Severe thunderstorms may result in possible flash floods or landslides.

Meanwhile, the wind speed forecast for Northern Luzon and the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao is moderate to strong moving north to northwest direction, while coastal water conditions will be moderate to rough (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

PAGASA said the rest of the country will experience light to moderate wind speed moving northwest to west, while coastal water conditions will be slight to moderate (0.6 to 2.1 meters). — Giselle Ombay/RSJ, GMA News