MANILA—Rains are expected to continue over large areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila, as tropical storm Ineng intensified again Thursday night, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
As of 10 p.m., Ineng was last spotted 585 kilometers east of Casiguran town, Aurora, packing maximum winds of 85 kph and gusts of up to 105 kph.
The storm, still unlikely to make landfall, was expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday as it moves at 15 kph in a west-northwest direction, PAGASA said.
It was also likely to intensify into a severe tropical storm in the next 12 to 24 hours.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 has been raised in the following areas, which could experience 30-60 kph winds within 36 hours:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
- Northern Abra
- Ilocos Norte
On Friday, moderate to heavy rains due to Ineng could be experienced over Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Group of Islands), Ilocos Norte and Apayao.
Light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains could prevail over Metro Manila, central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, northern Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands) and the rest of Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley.
PAGASA advised residents in these areas to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster offices, and monitor weather updates.
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