Storm signals lifted as 'Isang' leaves PAR


Posted at Aug 22 2017 06:38 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2017 10:39 AM

MANILA - State weather bureau PAGASA has lifted all tropical cyclone warning signals as severe tropical storm 'Isang' exits the Philippine area of responsibility.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Isang was last spotted 395 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes, or outside the country's north western boundary.

Isang has maximum sustained winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, with gusts of 137 kph.

It continues to move west northwest at 25 kph, and may hit southern Taiwan within the next 24 hours.

PAGASA also said Isang will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, and may bring light up to heavy rains over Luzon and Western Visayas, particularly the provinces of Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Mindoro.

PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said weather over Luzon and Metro Manila will improve by Thursday.

There are also no new weather disturbances expected in the next couple of days, but Perez said there might be a new storm before the month ends.

"Sa ngayon po ay wala pa tayong inaasahan in the next two to three days but we're not ruling out the possibility rin, posible na bago magtapos ang buwan ng Agosto ay makaranas pa tayo ng isang bagyo, at posibleng dito sa may northern Luzon ulit ang maging pagkilos nito," Perez explained.