'Bagyong Lawin' PAGASA weather update October 18, 2016

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Lawin' (international name: Haima) has intensified further while traversing the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. update on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

'Bagyong Lawin' PAGASA weather update October 18, 2016

Before its expected landfall over Cagayan Area by Thursday early morning (Oct. 20), Typhoon Lawin will intensify further. Then it will cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte. By Friday early morning (Oct. 21), 'Lawin' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

UPDATE: Super typhoon Lawin PAGASA weather update October 19, 2016

As of 4:00 a.m., the location of the center of 'Bagyong Lawin' was spotted at 1,075 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte (Coordinates: 14.6°N, 132.9°E). It has maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph.

'Lawin' is forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

  • 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 630 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (16.1°N, 128.0°E).
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):105 km East Northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(17.8°N, 122.7°E).
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 385 km West of Basco, Batanes (20.4°N, 118.3°E). (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning): 690 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (24.1°N, 116.6°E). (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 120 Hour(Sunday morning): 895 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes (17.4°N, 117.6°E). (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Lawin' PAGASA weather update October 18, 2016

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph Expected in 36 hours) was raised over the areas of Cagayan, Isabela, Catanduanes and Northern Aurora.

Effects of Typhoon Lawin (Signal No. 1):
  • 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.
  • Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 700 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Sea travel is risky over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Central Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Samar.

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