The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) today, October 2, has officially declared Tropical Storm Jenny as a typhoon, raising concerns about its potential impact on the Philippines.
The weather agency has issued warnings about the imminent arrival of Jenny, which is expected to bring heavy rains to most parts of the country, including Palawan, due to the prevailing southwest monsoon.
PAGASA’s latest update indicates that Jenny has intensified, with sustained winds reaching over 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 150 kph and was moving northwestward at a speed of 10kph.
The southwest monsoon, also known locally as “Habagat,” is amplifying the effects of Jenny. This convergence of weather systems is expected to result in significant rainfall, posing a potential threat of flooding, landslides, and gusty winds in many areas.
PAGASA is closely monitoring Jenny’s movement and is providing regular updates to the public. Furthermore, the weather bureau reported that Jenny is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday, October 6.