‘Ompong’ slightly changes course, poses serious threat to Cagayan
Typhoon “Ompong” has slightly changed course, moving west north-west and posing a serious threat to Cagayan Province, the state weather agency Pagasa said on late Friday night.
At 10:00 p.m., the eye of Ompong was located based on Daet radar and other available data at 190 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its latest bulletin.
It was packing 205-kilometer per hour (kph) winds and gusts of up to 255 kph while moving west north-west at 30 kph or a slight deviation from its previous path of north north-west.
More areas were placed under Signal No. 4 (Winds of 171 – 220 kph is expected in at least 12 hrs), Pagasa said. These are:
Babuyan Group of Islands
The other storm signals are the following:
Signal No.3 (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs): Batanes, southern Isabela, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Northern Aurora.
Signal No.2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs): Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Northern Quezon, including Polillo Island.
Signal No.1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs): Bataan, Rizal, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rest of Quezon, Lubang Island, Marinduque, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Burias Island.
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