MANILA (UPDATED) — Typhoon Betty has weakened over the sea of Batanes even as tropical cyclone wind signal no. 2 is still raised in some areas, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Betty is 315 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph. It is moving west-northwestward over the sea of Batanes at 10 kph.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 2 is still raised over the following areas.
- the northeastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga) including Babuyan Islands
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1, meanwhile, is hoisted over:
- the rest of mainland Cagayan
- the northern and eastern portions of Isabela (Santo Tomas, Santa Maria, Quezon, San Mariano, Dinapigue, Delfin Albano, San Pablo, Ilagan City, Benito Soliven, Tumauini, Cabagan, Palanan, Quirino, Divilacan, Gamu, Maconacon, Naguilian, Mallig)
- the eastern portion of Ilocos Norte (Piddig, Bangui, Vintar, Marcos, Pagudpud, Banna, Adams, Carasi, Dingras, Solsona, Dumalneg, Nueva Era) Apayao
- the northern portion of Kalinga (City of Tabuk, Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal)
- the northeastern portion of Abra (Tineg, Lacub, Malibcong)
PAGASA said from Tuesday until Wednesday morning, 50 to 100 millimeters of rain was expected over Batanes, the eastern portion of Babuyan Islands, the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the northern portion of La Union.
It added that the same amount of rainfall could hit Ilocos Sur and La Union from early Wednesday through Thursday.
Betty is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday.
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