Typhoon “Igme” (international name: Chaba) intensified Sunday as it moved northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
The typhoon did not make landfall but it affected the southwest monsoon and brought moderate rains in some areas in Luzon.
“Igme,” packing maximum winds of 165 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 205 kph, was last spotted 820 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes and moving northwest at 25 kph.
It is forecast to leave the country’s area of responsibility Monday afternoon. By Tuesday, it is expected to be 1,080 km northeast of Basco, Batanes or outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.