Ineng exits PAR, makes landfall in Taiwan; Signal No. 2 still up in Batanes


Posted at Aug 24 2019 06:01 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2019 07:39 PM

PAGASA satellite imagery as of 6:40 p.m., August 24, 2019.

MANILA (UPDATE)—Tropical storm Ineng has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), state weather agency PAGASA said Saturday.

PAGASA said that at about 6:40 p.m., Ineng exited the PAR as it made landfall in southern Taiwan.

The weather disturbance was earlier spotted 275 kilometers north-northwest of Basco town, Batanes, while packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 125 kph gusts.

Tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) over Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and Cagayan (mainland) are now lifted, but Batanes and the Babuyan islands are still under Signal no. 2 and 1, respectively.

Occasional gusty conditions, the weather agency said, will still prevail over most of Luzon due to the southwest monsoon. 

On Saturday, moderate to heavy rains will continue to affect the Ilocos region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, the northern portion of Cagayan (including Babuyan Islands), Zambales and Bataan. 

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, will be experienced over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Laguna, Mindoro Provinces, northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), and the rest of the Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. 

Residents of affected areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take appropriate action.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS and the seaboards of Luzon due to potentially rough sea conditions.

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