MANILA (UPDATE) - Parts of the country will experience rains on Monday as typhoon Onyok barrels away and while several jeepney groups go on strike, the state weather bureau said.
The country's 15th storm this year was 200 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes at 10 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and 180 kph gusts, said PAGASA.
Onyok is unlikely to hit land before it leaves the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday night, said PAGASA weather forecaster Ezra Bulquerin.
However, tropical cyclone signal 1 remained hoisted over the northernmost islands of Batanes and Babuyan, which may be whipped by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours, said PAGASA.
The storm's rainbands will bring occasional light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Batanes, according to PAGASA senior weather specialist Chris Perez.
Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte will, meanwhile, experience scattered rains, he added.
Around 6 more storms may enter the country before the year ends, according to Bulquerin.
Several areas have suspended classes on Monday due a nationwide transport strike protesting a government order to replace old jeepneys.
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