According to the 11:00 AM broadcast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), it is forecast that Tropical Storm Leon will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow, September 17, 2020, morning.
Furthermore, Leon maintains its strength as it slightly accelerates over the West Philippine Sea and it will continue tracking west-northwestward throughout the forecast period and there is no tropical cyclone wind signal according to the forecast.
Center of Tropical Storm Leon
As of 10:00 AM today, the center of TS Leon was estimated based on all available data at 330 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan (13.1 °N, 117.4 °E ). It is moving West Northwestward at 15 km/h and it has a maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
Forecast Position of Tropical Storm Leon
According to the forecast track of PAGASA, Leon will turn more Westward tomorrow afternoon or evening and will make landfall over Northern or Central Vietnam on Friday afternoon or evening.
Furthermore, Leon is forecast to reach a severe tropical storm category within 24 hours and peak intensity on Friday.
Here’s the forecast position of TS Leon:
September 17, 2020 (Morning)
- In 24 hours, TS Leon is 455 km North of Kalayaan, Palawan (Outside PAR)(15.1 °N, 114.3 °E).
September 18, 2020 (Morning)
- In 48 hours, TS Leon is 805 km Northwest of Kalayaan, Palawan (Outside PAR)( 16.7 °N, 109.5 °E).
Moderate to Heavy Rains
According to the broadcast of PAGASA today, the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Leon will bring moderate to heavy rains over the following areas:
- Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands
- Mindoro Provinces
- Western Visayas
Light to Moderate with at times Heavy Rains
Also, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over:
- Eastern Cagayan
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Metro Manila
- Bicol Region
- Rest of Central Luzon, MIMAROPA, and Visayas
Furthermore, flooding and rain-induced landslide may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to the following hazards.
The next advisory of PAGASA will be issued at 11:00 PM today.