MANILA, Philippines – AirPhil Express on Monday said six of its flights have been cancelled due to typhoon "Lawin" (international name: Jelawat).
AirPhil Express, in its official Twitter account, said the following flights have been cancelled:
- RP-C 3036 2P 091/092 (Manila to Calbayog and vice-versa)
- RP-C 3032 2P 029/030 (Manila to Catarman and vice-versa)
- RP-C 021/022 (Manila to Masbate and vice-versa)
In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Lawin intensified as it moved over the Philippine sea.
PAGASA said Lawin was spotted 480 kilometers east of Legazpi City at 4 a.m.
The typhoon has gained strength, now packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.
It maintained its north-northwest direction, but has slowed down at 7 kph.
Speaking to radio dzMM, PAGASA forecaster Connie Rose Dadivas said if the typhoon maintains its speed and direction, it will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning.
Dadivas said southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will continue to experience rains brought by the typhoon and the enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat).