Tropical Depression Falcon, located 990 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, is the Philippines’ 6th tropical cyclone for 2019.
The Low Pressure Area (LPA) within the Philippine Responsibility Area (PAR) created into a tropical depression on July 15 at 2 am. Local name Falcon has been provided.
In a bulletin issued 5 am on Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Depression Falcon is 990 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, moving north northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km / h).
It has a peak wind of 45 km / h and a taste of up to 60 km / h. It could later evolve into a tropical storm crossing the Babuyan Channel.
Falcon continues far from land, so under tropical cyclone wind signals there are no regions yet. But Signal No. 1 could be raised as soon as Tuesday, July 16, to offer residents 36 hours of lead time to prepare.
There is also possibility of Falcon making landfall in Cagayan on Wednesday, July 17, according to PAGASA Weather Specialist Ariel Rojas.