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'Dante' seen to make 7th landfall over Bataan tonight — PAGASA

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'Dante' seen to make 7th landfall over Bataan tonight â PAGASA
This satellite image shows Tropical Storm "Dante" (Choi-wan), which PAGASA said could make its seventh landfall over Bataan on Wednesday night.
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MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Storm "Dante" (Choi-wan) is now moving west northwestward and could make its seventh landfall over Bataan tonight, PAGASA said. 

The agency in its afternoon forecast said Dante was last spotted over the coastal waters of Calapan in Oriental Mindoro. 

It continues to move at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, with maximum sustained winds at 65 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph. 

Dante has made six landfalls since Tuesday night, the latest over Pola in Oriental Mindoro at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

PAGASA said it is now heading towards the southwestern coast of Batangas before its expected landfall over Bataan later tonight. 

Disaster officials have reported that 566 families or 2,642 individuals are affected by Dante across Davao Region and Soccsksargen. Three have also died, while two were injured and one remains missing. 

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals remain hoisted in these areas: 

Signal No. 2 (Damaging gale-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours) 

Luzon: 

  • northern and central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Roxas, Bongabong, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud)
  • northern and central portion of Occidental Mindoro(Sablayan, Santa Cruz, Paluan, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog)
  • Lubang Islands
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Bataan
  • southwestern portion of Bulacan (Calumpit, Bulacan, City of Malolos, Paombong, Hagonoy)
  • western portion of Pampanga (Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Guagua, Santa Rita, Angeles City, Mabalacat City, Minalin, Bacolor)
  • Zambales
  • western portion of Tarlac (Bamban, Capas, San Jose, Mayantoc, Camiling, Santa Ignacia, San Clemente)
  • western portion of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Infanta, Dasol, City of Alaminos, Mabini, Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Santa Barbara, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen)

Signal No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

Luzon: 

  • Marinduque
  • western portion of Romblon (Romblon, San Agustin, Santa Maria, Odiongan, Alcantara, Looc, Ferrol, Santa Fe, San Jose, San Andres, Calatrava, Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion)
  • rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • rest of Occidental Mindoro, 
  • western portion of Quezon (Sampaloc, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Candelaria, Sariaya, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Atimonan, Unisan, Plaridel)
  • Laguna
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • rest of Bulacan
  • rest of Pampanga
  • rest of Tarlac
  • western portion of Nueva Ecija (Science City of Muñoz, Lupao, Cuyapo, Talugtug, Guimba, Nampicuan, Quezon, Licab, Santo Domingo,Talavera, Cabanatuan City, Santa Rosa, Aliaga, Zaragoza, Jaen, San Antonio, Cabiao, San Isidro, San Leonardo, City of Gapan, Peñaranda)
  • rest of Pangasinan
  • southern portion of Benguet (Itogon, Tuba, Sablan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Kapangan, Tublay)
  • La Union

What to expect 

Dante, the fourth storm to hit the Philippines this year, is forecast to traverse over Zambales and Pangasinan tonight after its landfall in Bataan.

It is expected to emerge over the West Philippine Sea by Thursday morning, and weaken into a low pressure area by Saturday. 

Still, it will continue to bring rains today until Thursday afternoon over these areas:

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains: 

  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Romblon
  • Marinduque
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Bataan
  • Zambales
  • Pangasinan

Moderate to heavy rains: 

  • Rest of Central Luzon 
  • Calabarzon
  • Metro Manila
  • northern portion of Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands
  • Aklan 
  • Antique

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains: 

  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • La Union 
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Mountain Province
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • rest of Mimaropa 

Rough to very rough seas will also be experienced over the seaboards of areas where Signal No. 2 is raised.

Areas under Signal No. 1, meanwhile, will see moderate to rough seas, as well as the eastern seaboards of Visayas, seaboard of Caraga, northern seaboard of Northern Mindanao, and the eastern seaboard of Davao Oriental. 

Forecast Position 

  • Thursday afternoon: 135 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • Friday afternoon: 140 km northwest of Itbayat, Batanes
  • Saturday morning: 400 km north northeast of Itbayat, Batanes
  • Sunday morning: 685 km north northeast of Itbayat, Batanes

BATAAN

PAGASA

TROPICAL STORM

As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: June 3, 2021 - 5:26pm

Follow this thread for updates on "Dante," the fourth tropical cyclone to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility this year. —  Main photo from RAMMB

June 3, 2021 - 5:26pm

Tropical Storm Dante decelerates as it moves over the West Philippine Sea on Thursday afternoon.

State weather bureau PAGASA says the tropical cyclone will further weaken into a tropical depression on Friday afternoon and into a remnant low on Saturday.

At 4 p.m., Dante was located 255 km west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur with maximum winds of 65 kph and gutiness of up to 90 kph.

June 3, 2021 - 11:26am

Tropical Storm Dante keeps its strength while moving northwestward over the West Philippine Sea. 

Based on the 11 a.m. weather bulletin, Thursday, the eye of Dante was located 205 kilometers west northwest of Dagupan City, Pangasinan or 190 km west southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Moving northwestward at 35 kilometers per hour, Dante has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near  the center, gustiness up to 90 kph, and central pressure of 998hPa.

June 3, 2021 - 7:15am

PAGASA says Tropical Storm "Dante" is now over the coastal waters of northern Zambales after passing very near to the western coast of central and southern Zambales. 

The eye of Dante was spotted on all available data over the coastal  waters of Santa Cruz, Zambales.

It has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness up to 90 kph, and central pressure of 998hPa.

June 2, 2021 - 8:58pm

Tropical Storm Dante is moving towards the southwestern coast of Batangas and is forecast to pass near or in the vicinity of Bataan and Zambales early Thursday.

State weather bureau PAGASA says Dante will weaken into a tropical depression by Wednesday night or Thursday morning due to interaction with the rugged terrain of mainland Luzon.

At 7 p.m., Dante was located over the coastal waters of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro with winds of 65 kph and gustiness of 90 kph.

June 2, 2021 - 5:52pm

Tropical Storm Dante moves the southwestern coast of Batangas before making its seventh landfall over Bataan on Wednesday night.

At 4 p.m., Dante was located over the coastal waters of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, with winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 90 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signals are still up in the following areas:

Signal no. 2

  • The northern and central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Roxas, Bongabong, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud)
  • the northern and central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Santa Cruz, Paluan, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Islands
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Bataan
  • the southwestern portion of Bulacan (Calumpit, Bulacan, City of Malolos, Paombong, Hagonoy)
  • the western portion of Pampanga (Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Guagua, Santa Rita, Angeles City, Mabalacat City, Minalin, Bacolor)
  • Zambales
  • the western portion of Tarlac (Bamban, Capas, San Jose, Mayantoc, Camiling, Santa Ignacia, San Clemente)
  • the western portion of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Infanta, Dasol, City of Alaminos, Mabini, Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Santa Barbara, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen)

Signal no. 1

  • Marinduque
  • the western portion of Romblon (Romblon, San Agustin, Santa Maria, Odiongan, Alcantara, Looc, Ferrol, Santa Fe, San Jose, San Andres, Calatrava, Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion)
  • the rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • the rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • the western portion of Quezon (Sampaloc, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Candelaria, Sariaya, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Atimonan, Unisan, Plaridel)
  • Laguna
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • the rest of Bulacan
  • the rest of Pampanga
  • the rest of Tarlac
  • the western portion of Nueva Ecija (Science City of Muñoz, Lupao, Cuyapo, Talugtug, Guimba, Nampicuan, Quezon, Licab, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Cabanatuan City, Santa Rosa, Aliaga, Zaragoza, Jaen, San Antonio, Cabiao, San Isidro, San Leonardo, City of Gapan, Peñaranda)
  • the rest of Pangasinan
  • the southern portion of Benguet (Itogon, Tuba, Sablan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Kapangan, Tublay)
  • La Union
  • The northwestern portion of Antique (Caluya)
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