Storm signals lifted as Tisoy heads to West Philippine Sea


Posted at Dec 04 2019 12:02 PM

MANILA - The state weather bureau on Wednesday morning lifted all storm signals as severe tropical storm headed to the West Philippine Sea.

The northeast monsoon or "amihan," however, will bring moderate with occasional heavy rains over Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Aurora, according to PAGASA.

Moderate to rough seas may also prevail over the western seaboard of Central Luzon and the southern seaboard of Southern Luzon, it added.

As of 10 a.m., the country's strongest storm so far this year was last seen 290 kilometers west southwest of Subic, Zambales, packing maximum winds of 95 km per hour and gusts of up to 115 kph.

It is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility between Wednesday night and Thursday morning if it continues to move west-northwest at 15 kph, PAGASA said.

Two people were killed as Tisoy tore through Luzon on Tuesday, shutting the capital's main airport, displacing thousands and causing blackouts.

Tisoy also prompted the cancellation of government work and classes in several areas.