Goring nears N. Luzon, Signal No.1 up in Batanes: PAGASA


Posted at Jul 19 2019 11:20 AM | Updated as of Jul 19 2019 12:16 PM

MANILA - Signal No. 1 has been raised in Batanes as tropical depression Goring re-entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday.

Goring, a low pressure area that barreled out of Philippine territory Thursday, intensified and was spotted back near Batanes around 8 a.m. the following day, PAGASA forecaster Lorie Dela Cruz told DZMM.

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As of 10 a.m. Goring was spotted 190 km north northwest of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph, PAGASA said in its bulletin.

"Posible na 'yun lang 'yung area ng land mass natin na magkakaron ng close approach ang bagyong si Goring," Dela Cruz said.

Parts of Ilocos and Babuyan Islands could experience light to moderate and at times heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides, she said.

Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon would be dampened by monsoon rains, while Visayas and Mindanao would have generally fair weather, she said.

Goring "may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility this evening or tomorrow early morning," PAGASA said.