Super typhoon Lawin PAGASA weather update October 19, 2016

    MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Lawin' (international name Haima) has accelerated, intensified further and now threatens Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. update on Wednesday, October 19.

    Typhoon Lawin October 19 update
    Satellite image shows Super typhoon Lawin fast approaching the Philippines.
    At 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon Lawin was located based on all available data at 535 km East of Casiguran, Aurora(16.1°N, 127.1°E). It has maximum sustained winds of up to 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 26 kph.


    Forecast Positions:
    • 24 Hour ( Tomorrow morning): 30 km East of Tuguegarao, Cagayan(°17.6N, 122.0°E)
    • 48 Hour (Friday morning):420 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.0°N, 117.1°E)
    • 72 Hour (Saturday morning): 805 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(23.9°N, 115.1°E)
    • 96 Hour (Sunday morning):925 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(27.2°N, 116.7°E)
    • 120 Hour (Monday morning):1,010 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(29.5°N, 122.0°E)
    Super typhoon Lawin track October 19

    Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 2 is raised over 13 areas of Luzon: Cagayan including Calayan Group of Islands, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Qurino.

    Signal No. 1 is up in these areas: Batanes group of Islands,La Union, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Rest of Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Metro Manila.

    PAGASA said that Typhoon Lawin is expected to intensify further before making landfall over Cagayan Area by tomorrow early morning (October 20) then will cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

    'Lawin' is possible to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday early morning(October 21) or tomorrow evening.

    JMA, JTWC: Lawin is a super typhoon

    In a report from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center in Asia and Northwestern Pacific, on Tuesday, it classified Lawin as a super typhoon (highest intensity classification.)

    The U.S. Naval Observatory's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) on Tuesday night also classified Lawin as a violent typhoon, with an intensity similar to Category 5 hurricanes in the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific.

    The JTWC which has a shorter measurements than PAGASA said that Lawin will reach peak intensity Wednesday before landfall with sustained winds estimated to reach 269 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 324 kph.

    This powerful typhoon could cause major structural damage, including completely removing exterior walls and roofs.

    #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Wednesday, October 19 due to #LawinPH

    • PROVINCE OF APAYAO - All levels
    • LICUAN-BAAY, ABRA - All levels
    • LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - All levels
    • MANKAYAN, BENGUET - All levels
    • ILAGAN CITY- All levels
    • CAGAYAN PROVINCE - All levels
    • ISABELA PROVINCE - All levels
    • BAGUIO CITY - Kindergarten to high school, public and private
    • SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION - Preschool level
    • ILOCOS NORTE - All levels

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