‘Ompong’ maintains strength; Signal No. 3 hoisted in 3 areas

MANILA Typhoon Ompong (international name "Mangkhut") continues to maintain strength as it moves inland toward northern Luzon on Friday.

In its 8 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has upgraded tropical cyclone warning signals in areas along its track.

"Ompong", last observed at 605 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora at 7 a.m., is packing winds at 205 kph, gustiness of 255 kph and moving toward northern Luzon at 20 kph. It will make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area on Saturday (Sept. 15).

PAGASA hoisted tropical cyclone warning signal number 3 over Isabela, Northern Aurora and Cagayan. Under TCWS 3, winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.

Meanwhile, signal number 2 was raised in these areas:

Batanes

Babuyan Group of Islands

Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Sur

Apayao

Abra

Kalinga

Mountain Province

Ifugao

La Union

Benguet

Nueva Vizcaya

Quirino

Pangasinan

Nueva Ecija

rest of Aurora

Tarlac

Northern Zambales

Under TCWS 2, winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.

Signal number 1 was also hoisted over the following areas:

Pampanga

Bataan

rest of Zambales

Bulacan

Rizal

Metro Manila

Cavite

Batangas

Laguna

Quezon including Polillo Island

Northern Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

Northern Oriental Mindoro

Masbate

Marinduque

Camarines Norte

Camarines Sur

Catanduanes

Albay

Sorsogon

Burias

Ticao Island

Under TCWS 1, winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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‘Ompong’ maintains strength; Signal No. 3 hoisted in 3 areas

MANILA Typhoon Ompong (international name "Mangkhut") continues to maintain strength as it moves inland toward northern Luzon on Friday.

In its 8 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has upgraded tropical cyclone warning signals in areas along its track.

"Ompong", last observed at 605 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora at 7 a.m., is packing winds at 205 kph, gustiness of 255 kph and moving toward northern Luzon at 20 kph. It will make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela area on Saturday (Sept. 15).

PAGASA hoisted tropical cyclone warning signal number 3 over Isabela, Northern Aurora and Cagayan. Under TCWS 3, winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.

Meanwhile, signal number 2 was raised in these areas:

Batanes

Babuyan Group of Islands

Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Sur

Apayao

Abra

Kalinga

Mountain Province

Ifugao

La Union

Benguet

Nueva Vizcaya

Quirino

Pangasinan

Nueva Ecija

rest of Aurora

Tarlac

Northern Zambales

Under TCWS 2, winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.

Signal number 1 was also hoisted over the following areas:

Pampanga

Bataan

rest of Zambales

Bulacan

Rizal

Metro Manila

Cavite

Batangas

Laguna

Quezon including Polillo Island

Northern Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

Northern Oriental Mindoro

Masbate

Marinduque

Camarines Norte

Camarines Sur

Catanduanes

Albay

Sorsogon

Burias

Ticao Island

Under TCWS 1, winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon enhanced by the typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Visayas while scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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