As of 10 a.m. Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said “Igme” is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center as it slowly moves in the westward direction.
Signal No. 1 has been hoisted over Isabela and Cagayan.
PAGASA said “Igme” is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon which could bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon, especially the western section.
Authorities warned residents living in low lying and mountainous areas to be vigilant against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Authorities also advised small seacrafts not to sail out into the eastern seaboards of central and southern Luzon due to the combined effects of “Igme” and the surge of southwest monsoon.
At 2:00 a.m. today, the Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 330 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.4°N 125.2°E).
Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Northern Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northwest to West will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southwest to West with slight to moderate seas.