Fewer areas under wind signals as Falcon moves northwest: PAGASA


Posted at Jul 17 2019 04:00 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2019 01:16 AM

MANILA - Fewer areas remain under tropical cyclone wind signals as Tropical Storm Falcon moved northwest of Aparri, Cagayan on Wednesday morning, the state weather bureau said.

As of 10 a.m., Falcon was spotted 195 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, still moving north northwest at 20 kilometers per hour and packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph.

The brewing storm earlier spotted west of the country was last estimated at 125 km west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Tropical cyclone wind signals remain hoisted over the following areas:

Signal No. 2

  • Batanes

Signal No. 1

  • Apayao
  • Cagayan, including the Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Ilocos Norte

Wind signal no. 1 was lifted in Abra, Kalinga, Isabela, Mt. Province, and Ifugao.

The wind signal over Apayao and Cagayan, including the Babuyan Group of Islands, was meanwhile downgraded to level 1.

Moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Isabela, La Union, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Aklan, and Antique.

Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

On Thursday, moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Ilocos region, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro.

PAGASA said Falcon may leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday morning.