'Bagyong Lawin' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2016

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Lawin' (international name: Haima) has further weakened and is now of the coast of Ilocos Norte, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 a.m. update on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

'Bagyong Lawin' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2016

At 7:00 a.m today, the eye of Typhoon Lawin was located based on all available data 40 km Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (18.4°N, 120.3°E). It has maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph and forecast to move West Northwest at 22 kph.

Typhoon Lawin is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight.

Lawin which has reached the super typhoon category on Wednesday afternoon has made landfall over Peñablanca, southern Cagayan at exactly 11:00 p.m.


Signal No. 3 (121-170 kph expected in 18 hours): Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Abra, Ilocos Sur and Calayan Group of Islands.

Storm surge possible at coastal areas: wave height greater than 14.0 meters

Signal No. 2 (61-120 kph expected in 24 hours): Batanes Group of Islands, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Quirino, Pangasinan, Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Northen Zambales.

Storm surge possible at coastal areas: wave height of 4.1 to 14.0 meters

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours): Rest of Zambales, Bulacan, Bataan and Pampanga

Wave height of 1.25 to 4.0 meters
Typhoon Lawin October 20 track

PAGASA said that while the storm signal was lowered in some areas, the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 700 km diameter of the typhoon.

Sea travel is still risky over the seaboards of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar.

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