CEBU, Philippines — Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) weakened after it slammed into Baggao town in Cagayan province Saturday.
In its 8 a.m. bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said that the maximum sustained winds of “Ompong” decreased to 185 kilometers per hour near the center from the previous 200 kilometers per hour.
It was last seen at the vicinity of Kabugao, Apayao.
Moving west at a pace of 185 kilometers per hour, “Ompong” is now on its way to Ilocos Norte.
Despite weakening, “Ompong” still poses threat to northern Luzon.
Signal No. 4 (Winds of 171 to 220 kilometers per hour is expected in at least 12 hours)
- Ilocos Norte
- Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal No. 3 (Winds of 121 to 170 kilometers per hour is expected in at least 18 hours)
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Mountain Province
- northern Isabela
Signal No. 2 (61 to 120 kilometers per hour expected in 24 hours)
- Southern Isabela
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- northern Quezon, including Polillo Island
Signal No. 1 (30 to 60 kilometers per hour)
- Metro Manila
- rest of Quezon
- Lubang Island
Stormy weather is expected over the areas under Signal Nos. 2, 3 and 4.
PAGASA also warned that there may be possible storm surge with height of up to six meters in Ilocos Norte, and two meters in Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.
“Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with tropical cyclone warning signal and the seaboards of Luzon and of Visayas and northern and western seaboards of Mindanao,” the state weather bureau said.
- Sunday morning: 640 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes (outside of Philippine area of responsibility)
- Monday morning: 1,295 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes (outside PAR)
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