Tropical Storm Falcon (Meari)

After the passage of Tropical Depression FALCON (MEARI), the Southwest Monsoon is now affecting the northwest of the Philippines (24-27 June)

Meteorological Report:
Meteorological REPORT on FALCON(MEARI)

  • During the last days, the southwest monsoon, enhanced by the passage of the Tropical Depression FALCON (MEARI), has been bringing large quantities of rainfall to the northwest and central Philippines, resulting in occasional flooding.

    Pangasinan, La Union, and Ilocos Norte and Sur have experienced continuous heavy rain since June 25th, causing the swelling of several rivers in these provinces.

    The southwest monsoon is now qualified as moderate, yet still expected to bring occasional rain over Northern and Central Luzon becoming widespread rain over the western section. Residents are advised to take all the necessary precautions against possible flashfloods and landslides.

  • The large Tropical Depression FALCON (MEARI) that crossed the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last week, approaching the central north part of the Philippines (22-25 June), is now losing organization and moving northeast towards North Korea as a Tropical Depression. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), a total of 231542 families, comprising more than 1,1 million persons, have been affected by flooding in 698 barangays of 69 municipalities. Moreover, 3 dead and 18 missing persons have been reported. The estimated cost of damages in agriculture and infrastructure amount to almost 153 million PhP.

  • Now, attention is centred on a Tropical Disturbance (90W) over the west of Ilocos Norte (Northwest of Philippines) which remains weak and disorganized at the moment, but still has the potential of developing into a Tropical Cyclone.

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