MANILA—Tropical cyclone Tisoy weakened into a severe tropical storm early Wednesday, state weather agency PAGASA said.
The storm was last seen 275 kilometers west-northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro as of 4 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kph and gusts of up to 125 kph.
Moving west-northwest at 20 kph, Tisoy was forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
PAGASA said the storm with international name Kammuri is expected to weaken further due to the northeast monsoon or amihan that is prevailing over Luzon.
Tropical cyclone wind signals remained hoisted over the following areas:
- Signal number 2, where wind speeds of 61 to 120 kph may be experienced within 24 hours:
-Southern Zambales (Castillejos, Olongapo City, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso, Subic)
- western Cavite (Alfonso, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Magallanes, Maragondon, Ternate)
- western Batangas (Calaca, Balayan, Tuy, Calatagan, Lian, Nasugbu)
- northwestern Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island (Abra de Ilog, Looc, Lubang, Mamburao, Paluan)
- Signal number 1, where wind speeds of 30 to 60 kph may be experienced within 36 hours:
- Metro Manila
- western Quezon (Dolores, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, San Antonio)
- rest of Batangas
- rest of Cavite
- northern Palawan including Calamian Islands (El Nido, Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan)
- southwestern Bulacan (Calumpit, Hagonoy, Paombong, Malolos City, Bulakan, Obando, Meycauayan City, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Plaridel, Pulilan, Baliuag, Bustos, Pandi, Sta. Maria, San Jose Del Monte City)
- western Pampanga (Mabalacat City, Angeles City, Porac, Floridablanca, Lubao, Guagua, Sta. Rita, Bacolor, San Fernando City, Sto. Tomas, Minalin, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Masantol, Apalit, San Simon)
- western Tarlac (Mayantoc, San Jose, Capas, Bamban)
- rest of Zambales
- Oriental Mindoro
- rest of Occidental Mindoro
PAGASA said the Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region and Aurora will experience moderate with occasional heavy rains Wednesday.
Tisoy, the country's strongest typhoon so far this year, first hit land over Gubat, Sorsogon. It later made landfall over Burias Island and Torrijos in Marinduque and Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
The storm claimed at least 2 lives and canceled flights, government work, and classes in parts of the country.
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