‘Ineng’ to exit PAR by Saturday morning – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – Severe tropical storm “Ineng” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning, state weather bureau said Friday.
“Dahil patuloy nga ang kanyang bilis na direction, inaasahan natin na lalabas na ng PAR itong si Bagyong Ineng,” Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) weather specialist Raymond Ordinario said in a live press briefing.
In a 5 p.m. update, Pagasa said Ineng was last spotted 360 kilometers (km) east of Calayan, Cagayan, moving west-northwest at 25 kilometers per hour (kph).
The severe tropical storm maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph and gustiness of up to 115 kph.
Pagasa also said that Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 is raised over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands while TCWS No. 1 was hoisted over Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Northern Abra and Ilocos Norte.
This Friday evening, moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Batanes, Cagayan, Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga and Abra.
Meanwhile, light to moderate rains will persist over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Mindoro provinces, northern portion of Palawan, Aklan, Antique, western portion of Iloilo, rest of Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley.
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