BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Tropical Depression Quinta will move generally west-northwestward today, then will turn westward tomorrow morning through Monday, the PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin number four said.
The center of Quinta is forecast to make landfall over Bicol Region between tomorrow Sunday evening and Monday early morning, then track westward over the Southern Luzon area on Monday.
Quinta is forecast to steadily intensify to tropical storm category within 12 hours and may reach severe tropical storm category prior to landfall.
After crossing the Philippine archipelago, this tropical cyclone may continue intensifying over the West Philippine Sea.
Today through tomorrow morning, the troughs of both Tropical Depression Quinta and Severe Tropical Storm Saudel outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Quezon. Moreover, a stationary front currently extending over Extreme Northern Luzon associated with the northeasterly surge will bring moderate to heavy rains over Batanes, Cagayan, and the northern portions of Apayao and Ilocos Norte.
Strong to near gale-force winds will be experienced over areas under TCWS #1 within 36 hours of first raising of the wind signal.
Based on available meteorological data, TCWS #1 may be raised over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, and the rest of the municipalities of Quezon in the next bulletin.
Strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeasterly surge will be experienced over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern coastal areas of Ilocos Norte and mainland Cagayan.