PAGASA: Typhoon Lawin 'not a threat anymore,' heads for China

    MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Lawin is not a threat anymore and about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 p.m. update on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

    Typhoon Lawin not a threat anymore, heads for China

    At 4:00 p.m. today, the eye of Typhoon Lawin was located based on all available data at 240 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (19.2°N, 118.6°E).

    Lawin has weakened to a maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 22 kph.

    PAGASA has downgraded the cyclone warnings as Typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) left the Luzon landmass and continued on its way away to China.

    Typhoon Lawin Track

    Signal No. 1 is still in effect over some areas due to the lingering effects of the typhoon.

    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 was raised over the following areas, which can expect winds of up to 60 kph within the next 36 hours: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Abra.

    Lawin is may leave PAR by Thursday evening.

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