At 4:00 p.m. today, the eye of Typhoon “HUANING” was located based on all available data at 1,150 km east of Itbayat, Batanes (21.6°N, 134.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.
Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northwest will prevail over Eastern Luzon and coming from the west to southwest over Eastern Visayas. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Light to moderate winds coming from the west to southwest will prevail over Mindanao and the rest of Visayas and from the northwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters along these areas will be slight to moderate.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 25 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 800 km diameter of the Typhoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM tonight.
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds) Batanes Group of Islands
Typhoon Huaning (international codename: Soulik) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the state-run weather bureau said.
Huaning now packs maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 210 kph, weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration told INQUIRER.net.
The typhoon was last observed 1,220 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes at 11 a.m.
It will enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains especially over the western section.
But forecasters said they did not expect the typhoon to make landfall anywhere in the country.
Based on Pagasa’s outlook for Thursday, cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms will felt in the Mimaropa region comprising Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, the Bicol Region, Western Visayas, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato,Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City) and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, the weather bureau said.
Pagasa also issued a warning to fishing boats and other small seacraft to watch for moderate to rough seas, especially off the western seaboard of Northern Luzon (Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan).
Huaning is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility Saturday morning and move toward northern
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