At least 11 areas are now under public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 2 as typhoon “Chedeng” has accelerated slightly as it continues to move closer to Isabela-Aurora area, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday.
In its latest weather bulletin, PAGASA said that provinces of Isabela, Southern Cagayan, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Aurora and Catanduanes are now under signal no. 2 (winds of 61-100 kilometers per hour expected in at least 24 hours).
These areas will have stormy weather with heavy to intense rains. Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
On the other hand, PSWS no. 1 (winds of 30-60 kph expected in at least 36 hours) is hoisted over rest of Cagayan including Babuyan Island, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur.
These areas will have moderate to heavy rains with occasional gusty winds.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#2 and PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 150 km radius of the typhoon.
As of 11 a.m. typhoon Chedeng was located at 430 km southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (14.7°N, 125.8.°E) packed with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.
Typhoon Chedeng continues to move west northwest and has accelerated from 19 kph to 22 kph.
Maintaining its speed and movement, PAGASA said the typhoon Chedeng is expected to make landfall over the coast of southern Isabela by Sunday morning (April 5), will exit the landmass via Ilocos Sur by Sunday afternoon (April 5) and will exit PAR by Monday morning (April 6).
Storm surges and sea surface waves of up to 2 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Aurora, Quezon and Isabela.
Fisherfolks are advised not to venture out over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and of Visayas.