PAGASA: Typhoon Ineng slows down (August 19, 2015 weather update)

MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on its 11:00pm weather update on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 said that Typhoon Ineng (international name: Goni) has slowed down and maintained its strength.

PAGASA: Typhoon Ineng August 19, 2015 update

At 10:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon Ineng was located based on all available data at 550 km East of Calayan, Cagayan (19.0°N, 126.7°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 180 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph

'Bagyong Ineng' is forecast to move West at 15 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (Tomorrow evening, August 20): 225 km East Northeast of Calayan, Cagayan.
  • 48 hour (Friday evening): In the vicinity of Basco, Batanes.
  • 72 hour (Saturday evening): 270 km North of Basco, Batanes.
  • 96 hour (Sunday evening): (outside Philippine Area of Responsibility, PAR) or at 560 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes.
  • 120 hour (Monday evening): (outside PAR) or at 1045 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 2 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.) in the following areas: Batanes Group of Islands and Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.

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
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
  • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.
  • Open Sea Wave Height: 4.1-14.0m Storm surge possible at coastal areas

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.) was raised over Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Mt. Province.

Impacts of the wind:
  • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to high 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.
  • Open Sea Wave Height: 1.25-4.0 meters

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

Enhanced “Habagat” is currently affecting Palawan and Visayas; Occasional rains over the western section of Luzon including Metro Manila are possible beginning Thursday until early next week.

Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and seaboards of Northern and Eastern Samar.

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