• ‘Ineng’ slightly weakens


    Typhoon Ineng (international name: Goni) has slightly weakened but accelerated its speed as it continued to north northeast direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Saturday.

    Pagasa said as of 4 p.m. Saturday, the eye of the typhoon was located at 105 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. Its maximum sustained wind has weakened from 160 kilometer per hour (kph) to 150 kph near the center while its gustiness also decreased from 195 kph to 185 kph.

    The typhoon continues to move north northeast and accelerates its speed from 11 kph to 13 kph.

    As it maintains its speed and movement, Ineng is forecast to be 405 km northeast of Basco, Batanes by Sunday afternoon.

    By Monday afternoon, it is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 1,035 km northeast of Basco, Batanes and by Tuesday afternoon will be outside PAR at 1,660 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.

    Pagasa also lifted public storm warning signals in some areas in Luzon.

    The typhoon- enhanced “habagat” will continue to bring monsoon rains over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.


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