Several areas in Luzon remain under public storm warning signals as typhoon “Ineng” continues to move slowly closer to Batanes and Calayan group of islands, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said in its 11 a.m. weather update bulletin Friday.
PAGASA said that as of 11 a.m., the eye of typhoon “Ineng” was at 130 km East of Calayan, Cagayan (19.4°N, 122.7°E). Ineng, packed with maximum sustained winds of 170 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 205 kph, is forecast to move West Northwest at 7 kph.
As it maintains its speed and movement, typhoon Ineng is forecast to be in the vicinity of Basco, Batanes by Saturday morning.
By Sunday morning, it is expected to be at 395 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes and by Monday morning will be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 675 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes.
By Tuesday morning, it is at 1,355 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes.
Meanwhile, Batanes Group of Islands, Northern Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands are still under Signal No. 3 (winds of 101-185 kph expected in at least 18 hours).
PAGASA said the rest of Cagayan, Northern Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra and Ilocos Norte remain under PSWS No. 2 (winds of 61-100 kph expected in at least 24 hours).
PSWS No. 1 (30-60 kph winds expected in at least 36 hours) is still hoisted over the rest of Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Benguet, La Union and Ilocos Sur.
PAGASA alerted the residents in low-lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under PSWS#3, #2 and #1 against possible flash floods and landslides while storm surges of up to 2.5 meters are possible along the coastal areas of Cagayan.
Storm surges of up to 2.0 meters are possible over the coastal areas with PSWS #3 and #2, according to PAGASA.
Fisher folk are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the seaboard of southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.
The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 600-km diameter of the typhoon.
The state weather bureau said that the typhoon-enhanced “Habagat” will continue to bring occasional rains over the Central Luzon, Metro Manila area, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol Region and Western Visayas.