THE trough of typhoon “Rosita” (international name: “Yutu”) will continue to bring isolated rain showers over parts of Northern Luzon even after it has left the Philippines, the state-run weather bureau said on Thursday morning.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the typhoon was last seen outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 402 kilometers (km) west northwest of Laoag City, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 115 kph.
It was moving north-northwest at 15 kph.
Cloudy skies with isolated rain showers was expected over Batanes, Babuyan group of Island, Ilocos region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.
Gale warning signals have been raised over the coastal areas of Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Northern coast of Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Pangasinan.
Pagasa advised fishermen with small seacrafts not to venture into the affected coastal areas.
“Rosita” ravaged most of Northern Luzon on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving 18 dead and destroying crops estimated at P112 million. JOVE MOYA