More areas placed under Signal no. 3
MANILA - (2nd UPDATE) Typhoon Rosita was expected to make landfall over the southern Isabela and northern Aurora area on Tuesday, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., PAGASA said Monday.
In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Rosita maintained its strength as it continued to threaten the southern Isabela-northern Aurora area.
Moderate to heavy rains may begin to fall over northern and central Luzon on Monday night, the state weather bureau said. Residents in these areas were warned of possible flooding and landslides.
Storm surges of up to 3 meters are possible over the coastal areas of Isabela, Cagayan, Aurora, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and La Union, PAGASA added.
The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph. It was moving westward at 15 kph.
PAGASA has raised tropical cyclone warning signals over the following areas:
Signal No. 3
- Northern Aurora
- Nueva Vizcaya
- La Union
- Ilocos Sur
- Mountain Province
Signal No. 2
- Ilocos Norte
- Nueva Ecija
- Northern Quezon including Polillo Island
- Southern Aurora
Signal No. 1
- Southern Quezon
- Batanes and Babuyan group of islands
- Metro Manila
- Camarines Norte
After making landfall, Rosita was expected to pass through the rest of Aurora, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, and Benguet before exiting the landmass via La Union in the afternoon.
The typhoon was expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday evening.