At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon “SANTI” was located based on all available data at 150 km East Southeast of Baler, Aurora (15.4°N, 123.1°E) with maximum winds of 150 kph and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move west at 15 kph.
Metro Manila, Rizal, northern Quezon including Polilio Island and the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, Cordillera and Central Luzon will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, northern Mindoro including Lubang Islands, rest of Quezon, Marinduque, Camarines provinces, Catanduanes and Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of Luzon and Panay Island will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the west to southwest will prevail over the rest of the country and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy – Intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas along the track are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 4 meters.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboard of Luzon and of Eastern Visayas.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Rest of Zambales
Rest of Quezon None
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Calayan and Babuyan Group of Is.