MANILA (UPDATED) —Tropical storm Falcon made landfall over Gattaran, Cagayan at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
Falcon is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up to 80 kph.
Tropical cyclone warning signals remain hoisted over the following areas:
Signal no. 2
- Babuyan Group of Islands
- Northeastern Cagayan
Signal no. 1
- Rest of Cagayan
- Ilocos Norte
- Mountain Province
- Northern Aurora
- Northern Nueva Vizcaya
- Northern Quirino
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In its 2 a.m. advisory Wednesday, PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains will be experienced Wednesday over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Zambales, 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, Central Luzon, and MIMAROPA.
Residents in these areas were warned of possible flooding and landslides.
Meanwhile, sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under storm signal warnings, the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the seaboard of southern Luzon, and the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas.
Falcon may may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday morning.