'Bagyong Egay' July 3, 2015 Update: Signal No. 2 up in Isabela, Northern Aurora

MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA has released latest bulletin on 'Bagyong Egay' (international name Linfa). On its 11:00pm update on Friday, July 3, 2015, tropical storm has intensified further as it continues to move towards the Northern Luzon.

'Bagyong Egay' July 3, 2015 Update: Signal No. 2 up in Isabela, Northern Aurora

At 10:00 PM today, the center of 'Bagyong Egay' was estimated based on all available data at 395 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.2°N, 125.2°E).

It has maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center, gustiness of up to 100 kp and forecast to move West Northwest at 10 kph.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 hour (Tomorrow evening, July 4): 140 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Auora.
  • 48 hour (Sunday evening): 60 km East Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan.
  • 72 hour (Monday evening): 170 km North of Aparri, Cagayan.
  • 96 hour (Tuesday evening): 155 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes.
  • 120 hour (Wednesday evening): 335 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes


PSWS#2(61-120 kph Expected in 24 hrs.):

Luzon:  (Isabela and Northern Aurora)
Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters
STORM SURGE possible at coastal areas

Impacts of the wind:

  • Light to moderate damage to high-risk structures;
  • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
  • No damage to very light damage to low-risk structures;

track typhoon Egay

PSWS#1(30-60 kph Expected in 36 hrs.)

Luzon: Rest of Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands

Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

Impacts of the wind:

  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

PAGASA said that the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy within the 400 km diameter of the tropical storm.

The fisher folk and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the northern seaboard of Mindanao.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas Metro Manila, CALABARZON and Bicol Region are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

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