More than 20 typhoons visit the Philippines every year, a fun fact for Philippine weather. We have a list of typhoons for the past years. It’s time to track and start the list of typhoons for the 2020 typhoons). We’re going to see phrases like Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Low Pressure Area (LPA), Tropical Depression (TD).
On 11 June 2020 (5:00 p.m.), PAGASA issued its first Severe Weather Bulletin, advising that the low pressure area east of Quezon Province has developed into a tropical depression, named as “Butchoy”. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 has been in Luzon, particularly the following: Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, the southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis), Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, the northern and central portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Panukulan, Burdeos, Polillo, Patnanungan, Jomalig), Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, San Antonio, Tiaong, Dolores, Candelaria, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macalelon, Lopez, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez), and Camarines Norte.
1. AMBO (International Name: “VONGFONG”)
The first Severe Weather Bulletin was issued by PAGASA on 10 May 2020, at 5:00 p.m. The lLPA east of Mindanao has developed into a TD, named “Ambo,” over the Philippine Sea east of Mindanao at 2:00 p.m. of May 10. The raising of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal in any locality of the country remains less likely in the next 48 hours.
The first Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) was raised on 13 May 2020 (Severe Weather Bulletin No. 7, issued at 5:00 a.m.). PAGASA announced that by 14 May 2020 (per Severe Weather Bulletin No. 14 issued at 2:00 p.m.), “Ambo” has made landfall over San Policarpo, Eastern Samar at 12:15 p.m. The following TCWS are raised over the following areas:
(winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours)
(winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h may be expected in at least 24 hours)
(winds of greater than 121 km/h up to 170 km/h may be expected in at least 18 hours)
|LUZON: Aurora, the southern portion of Nueva Ecija (General Mamerto Natividad, Palayan City, Cabanatuan, Santa Rosa, Jaen, San Isidro, San Antonio, Cabiao, Bongabon, Gabaldon, General Tinio, Laur, San Leonardo, Peñaranda, Gapan City), Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, the rest of Quezon, Romblon, Bataan, and Pampanga|
VISAYAS: The northern portion of Leyte (Calubian, San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, Barugo, San Miguel, Babatngon, Tunga, Jaro, Alangalang, Sta. Fe, Tacloban City, Palo, Pastrana, Dagami, Tabontabon, Tanauan, Tolosa, Ormoc City, Matag-ob, Palompon, Merida, Isabel, Albuera, Burauen, Julita, Dulag)
|LUZON: Camarines Norte, rest of Camarines Sur, rest of Quezon, and Marinduque|
VISAYAS: The northernmost portion of Leyte (Calubian, San Isidro, Tabango, Leyte, Capoocan, Carigara, Barugo, San Miguel, Babatngon, Tunga, Alangalang, Sta. Fe, Palo, Tacloban City, Jaro), the rest of Samar, and the rest of Eastern Samar
|LUZON: Sorsogon, Albay, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Catanduanes, and southern portion of Camarines Sur (Cabusao, Libmanan, Pasacao, Pamplona, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Calabanga, Camaligan, Gainza, San Fernando, Milaor, Naga, Tinambac, Siruma, Pili, Goa, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Minalabac, Caramoan, Presentacion, Bula, Ocampo, Tigaon, San Jose, Balatan, Nabua, Baao, Sagnay, Bato, Nabua, Iriga, Buhi)|
VISAYAS: Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Jipapad, Arteche, Maslog, Dolores, Oras, San Policarpio, Can-avid, Taft, Sulat, San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong), and the northern portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Sta. Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Tarangnan, San Sebastian, Hinabangan), and Biliran