New LPA spotted off Laoag; Falcon slows down: PAGASA


Posted at Jul 17 2019 09:13 AM | Updated as of Jul 18 2019 05:28 AM

MANILA—A new low pressure area was spotted off Laoag as tropical storm Falcon slowed down, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday morning.

As of 7 a.m., Falcon was last spotted 200 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, slowing down to 20 km per hour but still packing 65 kphmaximum sustained winds and gusts of up to 80 kph.

A brewing storm was, meanwhile, sighted 170 kilometers west of Laoag City, affecting northern Luzon.

Tropical cyclone wind signals remain hoisted over the following areas:

Signal no. 2

-Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands

Signal no. 1

-Ilocos Norte
-Mountain Province

Wind signal no. 1 was lifted over the northern portion of Aurora, northern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, and northern portion of Quirino.

Moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, and Guimaras. 

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

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

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