Storm signal number 3 was raised over Catanduanes while nine areas were under signal no. 2 and 26 areas including Metro Manila under storm signal no. 1, as Typhoon “Labuyo” further intensified, threatening Luzon.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as of 8 a.m. Sunday Labuyo was 180 km of northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 300 km east of Daet, Camarines Norte, with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of 185 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph.
If Labuyo does not change course, it should make landfall in Aurora by Monday morning.
It will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Tuesday and head towards southern China.
Under signal no, 2 are Isabela, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quirino, Polillo Island, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.
Under signal no. 1 are Northern Samar, Cagayan Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Quezon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Marinduque, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias, Ticao Islands and Metro Manila.
PAGASA said Labuyo might bring rainfall of 7.5 to 25 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within its 600-km diameter of the typhoon.
The typhoon will enhance the southwest monsoon and bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the rest of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.