The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Typhoon Quinta brought moderate to heavy rains in many parts of the country, including Palawan Island, and the islands of Calamian, Cuyo and Kalayaan as it exited through the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
As of 4am today, October 27, 2020, the eye of typhoon Quinta was located at 305 kilometers north northeast of Pagasa Island, Palawan.
Quinta has still the maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h and it is moving westward at 25 kilometers per hour.
In its latest Severe Weather Bulletin No. 20 issued as of 5am today, October 27, 2020, PAGASA said that floods and rain-induced landslides may occur in highly susceptible areas exposed to these hazards, such as flash floods and landslides.
“Quinta will bring moderate to heavy rains over Western Visayas, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan and light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas. Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards. PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings as appropriate,” the bulletin said.
It said that swells in coastal areas of two to three meters can cause significant breaking waves that may bring potentially damaging surf conditions over the western coastal areas of Pangasinan, Central Luzon, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan including Calamian Islands.
The weather bureau still warned mariners and fishermen not to venture into the sea since sea travel is still risky especially for small seacrafts.
“Rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.5 m) will be experienced over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these waters especially for mariners of small seacrafts,” the PAGASA said. “Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 meters) will be experienced over the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Palawan including Cuyo Islands, the southern seaboards of Mindoro Provinces, and the western seaboards of Western Visayas. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions,” it further said.
Yesterday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued both Orange and Red Rainfall warnings in Palawan. As of 8am today, the NDRRMC again issued the Red rainfall warning in Palawan.
Quinta’s forecast position within 24-hours or tomorrow at 5am in the morning will be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or some 520 kilometers northwest of Pagasa Island in Kalayaan, Palawan.