MANILA - (UPDATE) Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 was raised over 7 areas in northern Luzon on Thursday as tropical storm Ineng maintained its strength, the state weather bureau said.
The following areas may experience 30-60 kph winds within 36 hours, according to PAGASA:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
- Northern Abra
- Ilocos Norte
As of 4 p.m., Ineng was last spotted 670 kilometers (kms) east of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum winds of 75 kph and gusts of up to 90 kph.
The storm, unlikely to make landfall, was still expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday despite moving slower at 10 kph in a west-northwest direction, PAGASA said.
It was also likely to intensify into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 hours.
Moderate to occasionally heavy rains were expected over Catanduanes Thursday night, while light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains were expected to prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Antique, Aklan, and the rest of Bicol Region.
On Friday, moderate to occasionally heavy rains due to Ineng may be experienced over Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Group of Islands), Isabela, Aurora, and Quezon.
Light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains may prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of northern and central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, northern Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Antique and Aklan.
PAGASA advised residents in these areas to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster offices, and monitor weather updates.
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