PAGASA: Super Typhoon Lawin maintains strength; Signal No. 5 up in 6 areas

    MANILA, Philippines - Super typhoon Lawin has maintained its strength as it continues to threaten Cagayan-Isabela area, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 p.m. update on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

    Super Typhoon Lawin maintains strength, Signal No. 5 up in 6 areas

    At 7:00 p.m. today, the eye of Super Typhoon Lawin was located based on all available data at 175 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or at 200 km East Southeast of Tuguegarao City (17.1°N, 123.5°E).

    It has maximum sustained winds of up to 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 315 kph and forecast to move West Northwest at 25 kph.

    'Lawin" is expected to make landfall over Cagayan - Isabela Area late tonight (11:00 PM) up to tomorrow early morning (Oct. 20), (2:00 AM) then will cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte.


    Signal No. 5: Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Northern Abra and Ilocos Norte

    Signal No. 4: Rest of Abra, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Calayan Group of Islands

    Signal No. 3: La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora

    Signal No. 2: Batanes Group of Islands, Pangasinan, Rest of of Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Northern Zambales, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands

    Signal No. 1: Rest of Zambales, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Rizal, Rest of Quezon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay and Metro Manila.

    Forecast Positions
    • 24 Hour( Tomorrow afternoon): 285 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (19.4°N, 118.2°E)
    • 48 Hour(Friday afternoon):740 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (22.8°N, 115.3°E)
    • 72 Hour(Saturday afternoon): 960 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) )(27.2°N, 116.1°E)
    • 96 Hour(Sunday afternoon):945 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(28.9°N, 121.6°E)
    • 120 Hour(Monday afternoon):1,265 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(28.0°N, 131.3°E)

    The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 800 km diameter of the Super Typhoon.
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