Typhoon Jose has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility tonight August 2 and that means, those who have plans of going out will have to think twice because it will be rainy in Central Luzon. The international name of the typhoon is Halong and it will be called Jose once it is already in PAR. This typhoon is so far the strongest typhoon to enter PAR in the year 2014. The good thing is the typhoon will not make a landfall and it will just affect some part of eastern Luzon.

It will be rainy on Monday to Wednesday. A yellow rainfall warning was issued to the areas of Zambales and Bataan. It means to say that they might experience floods due to the amount of rainfall that might affect the said areas while light to moderate with occasional heavy rains is raised to the areas of Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac and Bulacan. Rizal will experience light to moderate occasional heavy rains. With this, precautionary measure is needed.

Though the typhoon will not directly hit the land, it will strengthen the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat that will affect the Luzon area especially the Ilocos Region, MIMAROPA, Central Luzon and CALABARZON. Because of the direction of the wind, the typhoon will move up.

We have to be prepared despite the fact that it will not make a landfall because heavy rains may pour out. It is important to be updated always on the latest news of the typhoon. And for the record, Jose now has maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph which stronger than Typhon Glenda that has maximum winds of 120 kph near the center with a gustiness of 150 kph.

Let us be alert always and plan in advance the emergency procedures that you are going to do once the typhoon is already close. There are things to consider and you have to know them.

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