PAGASA lifts storm signals, as Rosita stays stationary off West PH Sea


Posted at Oct 31 2018 05:52 AM | Updated as of Oct 31 2018 07:10 AM

Courtesy of Japanese Meteorological Agency

MANILA - (UPDATE) State weather bureau PAGASA has lifted all tropical cyclone warning signals early Wednesday, as severe tropical storm Rosita remained almost stationary over the West Philippine Sea.

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Rosita (international name Yutu) is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday afternoon.

The center of Rosita was last spotted 210 kilometers northwest of Dagupan City, Pangasinan, packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 120 kph.

Courtesy of PAGASA

Light to moderate rains can be expected over the northern and Central Luzon because of the trough of the severe tropical storm.

PAGASA warned residents in these areas to remain alert against possible flash floods and landslides.

Sea travel also remains risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.


Heavy rains brought about by Rosita triggered landslides in the Cordillera Administrative Region that claimed at least 8 lives.

In Banaue, Ifugao, a man and his 3 children died after they were buried in a landslide. 

Meanwhile, a 5-year-old girl was killed while 2 others were injured after their house was buried in a landslide in Labuagan, Kalinga.

In Natonin, Mountain Province, at least 3 people were killed and several people were trapped inside a building engulfed in mud. 

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