MANILA (2nd UPDATE)—Tropical Storm Domeng intensified into a severe tropical storm Saturday afternoon and will bring monsoon rains over Luzon and Western Visayas over the next two days as it moves out of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
In its 11 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Domeng was last spotted 675 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kph and gusts of up to 115 kph.
It is forecast to move northeast at 27 kph and leave the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday morning.
PAGASA, meanwhile, issued a red rainfall warning in Metro Manila, where serious flooding is expected in vulnerable areas.
An orange rainfall warning has been raised for Bataan, Cavite, Zambales and Rizal where residents have been notified of possible flooding.
The following areas are under a yellow rainfall alert, where flooding in low-lying areas is possible: Batangas, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, and Laguna.
PAGASA warned that sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, the seaboards of Central Luzon, and the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.