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/ Updated as of: 03:01 PM August 31, 2023

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for August 31 due to Goring, southwest monsoon

August 31, 2023 – 7:43AM

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for August 31 due to Goring, southwest monsoon

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Classes in most Metro Manila cities were suspended on Thursday, August 31, due to  Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) and enhanced southwest monsoon, locally termed “habagat.”

As of 7:30 a.m., classes in both public and private schools were canceled in the following areas:

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All signals lifted as Typhoon Goring exits PAR

August 30, 2023 – 11:20PM

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Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) is now out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) as of 8 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Wednesday 11 p.m. bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

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Pagasa then lifted all tropical cyclone wind signals.

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Pagasa: Super Typhoon Goring on the way out; Signal No. 1 in 5 areas

August 30, 2023 – 5:52PM

Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) will exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday night at the earliest, state meteorologists said.

“Goring is forecast to follow a mainly west-northwestward path across the Luzon Strait from today until it exits the PAR tonight or tomorrow morning,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its Wednesday afternoon bulletin.

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7 nat’l road sections closed, 7 others with limited access due to Goring — DPWH

August 30, 2023 – 2:11PM

7 nat’l road sections closed, 7 others with limited access due to Goring — DPWH

| PHOTO: Department of Public Works and Highways official facebook page

Seven national road sections were closed on Wednesday due to Super Typhoon Goring, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In a Facebook post, the DPWH said that the following roads were closed due to damages:

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Goring affected at least 196,000 in 7 regions; 1 person reported missing – NDRRMC

August 30, 10:09AM

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The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) has so far affected 196,926 people in seven regions in Luzon and the Visayas.

In its latest situation bulletin, the NDRRMC also said it received a report that one person was missing due to inclement weather caused by Goring in Western Visayas (Region 6). The NDRRMC has received no reports of death or injuries as of August 30.

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LIST: Flights canceled on August 30 due to super typhoon Goring

August 30, 2023 – 9:43 AM

LIST: Flights canceled on Wednesday due to Goring

Manila, Philippines — Local flights have been canceled on Wednesday as super typhoon “Goring” devastates parts of Northern Luzon, said the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

Based on the state weather bureau’s latest typhoon bulletin, Goring was last spotted 90 kilometers west southwest of Basco, Batanes, bearing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts up to 240 kph.

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Goring further intensifies; Batanes, Babuyan Islands back to Signal No. 4 – Pagasa

August 30, 2023 – 7:49 AM

Goring has intensified, but Batanes and Babuyan Islands are back to Signal No. 4.

Goring has intensified, but Batanes and Babuyan Islands are back to Signal No. 4. (Photo by Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines — Super typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) intensified further, bearing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 240 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday.

It is moving northwestward at 20 kph, and is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Wednesday evening or on Thursday morning. Pagasa said.

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Signal No. 5 up over Babuyan Islands as Goring becomes super typhoon

August 30, 2023 – 12:20 AM

PAGASA satellite weather map showing Supertyphoon Goring

MANILA, Philippines — Goring (international name: Saola) strengthened back into a super typhoon on Tuesday evening, prompting Signal No. 5 to be raised over the Babuyan Islands, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday.

Signal No. 5 means life-threatening weather, Pagasa warned.

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Pagasa: Typhoon Goring intensifies, Signal No. 4 in part of Babuyan Islands

August 29, 2023 – 5:48PM

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Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 4 (typhoon-force winds with significant to severe threat to life and property) has been raised over the northeastern part of Babuyan Islands as Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) intensified slightly on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported on Tuesday.

Pagasa, in its 5 p.m. typhoon bulletin, said that Goring was spotted some 165 kilometers (kms.) east of Calayan, Cagayan, with a maximum wind speed of 165 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 205 kph while moving west-northwest at 10 kph.

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Miaa: Local flights canceled due to Typhoon ‘Goring,’ southwest monsoon

August 29, 2023 – 2:38PM

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Typhoon Goring may cause signal no. 4 in the Batanes and Babuyan islands, Pagasa said.)

Some local flights were canceled on Tuesday due to the combined effects of Typhoon “Goring” (international name: Saola) and the southwest monsoon, said the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa).

According to the state weather bureau in a weather forecast, Goring is currently affecting several parts of Extreme Northern Luzon, strengthening the effects of the southwest monsoon, locally known as the “habagat.”

Goring was last spotted 175 kilometers (km) east northeast of Apari, Cagayan, or 190 km east southeast of Calayan, Cagayan, carrying wind speeds of 155 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 190 kph.

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Typhoon Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 3 in two areas

August 29, 2023 – 2:30PM

Typhoon Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 3 in two areas

Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) maintained its strength as it continued to move towards the Luzon Strait, affecting several parts of Extreme Northern Luzon, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday.

Pagasa, in its latest typhoon bulletin, said that Goring was last spotted 175 kilometers (km) east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan, or 190 km east southeast of Calayan, Cagayan, carrying wind speeds of 155 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 190 kph.

According to Pagasa, Goring is now moving west-northwestward “slowly.”

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Classes, work suspended in Occidental Mindoro due to Goring

August 29, 2023 – 11:26 AM

Classes, work suspended in Occidental Mindoro due to Goring

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CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro — The Occidental Mindoro provincial government has declared suspension of classes at all levels in public and private schools, and work in government and private offices on Tuesday, Aug. 29, due to the threat of Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola).

Governor Eduardo Gadiano issued Executive Order No. 44 which mandated the suspension of classes and work. A copy of the order was posted on the governor’s social media page.

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Goring maintains strength, may cause Signal No. 4 in extreme northern Luzon – Pagasa

August 29, 2023 – 7:41 AM

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Typhoon Goring may cause signal no. 4 in the Batanes and Babuyan islands, Pagasa said. (Satellite image from Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) has maintained its strength as it was last sighted 220 kilometers (km) east of Aparri, Cagayan on Tuesday, the state weather bureau said.

The typhoon, which has maximum winds speeds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 190 kph, is moving north northwestward at 10 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its weather report.

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Signal No.2 up in three areas in N. Luzon due to Typhoon Goring

August 29, 2023 – 12:02 AM

PAGASA satellite weather map showing Typhoon Goring (Saola)

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 was raised on Monday in three areas in Northern Luzon due to Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) — Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the extreme northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan, which consists of Santa Ana and Gonzaga.

Goring was last spotted 240 km east of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan, according to the 11 p.m. bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

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Typhoon Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 1 in 3 areas — Pagasa

August 28, 2023 – 6:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) maintained its strength while moving north over the Philippine Sea, while parts of three northern provinces are under tropical cyclone wind signal number 1, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

In its Monday afternoon update, Pagasa reported that Goring was spotted some 260 kilometers (km) east of Tuguegarao City, with a maximum wind speed of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 190 kph.

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Almost 8,000 people affected by Goring — NDRRMC

August 28, 2023 – 5:41 PM

Goring triggers floods in Ilocos Sur, Cagayan

MOVING Disaster response personnel begin to look for residents who need evacuation in Abuor and Margaay in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, on Saturday (August 26,2023). Heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Supertyphoon “Goring” (international name: Saola) triggered floods. (File photo courtesy of NARVACAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OFFICE)

MANILA, Philippines — Almost 8,000 people in six regions nationwide have been affected by typhoon Goring, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s (NDRRMC) reported on Monday.

NDRRMC said of the 7,919 affected persons, most are in Cagayan Valley at 2,020; Western Visayas, 1,233; Ilocos region, 995; Calabarzon, 649; Mimaropa, 455; and Cordillera Administrative Region, 349.

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Goring continues to weaken as cooler ocean waters, dry air take hold

August 28, 2023 – 11:54AM

Typhoon Goring’s track based on Pagasa’s forecast

Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) continues to weaken “due to upwelling of cooler ocean waters and the onset of dry air intrusion,” state meteorologists said on Monday.

Upwelling means deep, cold water rises toward the surface.

According to its latest update, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Goring’s center is located 245 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.

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Goring weakens to typhoon, may regain super typhoon status Tuesday

August 28, 2023 – 7:42Am

After weakening into a typhoon status on Monday, Goring is likely to return to the super typhoon category on Tuesday, state meteorologists said.

In its latest advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Goring was downgraded to typhoon category at around 2:00 am on Monday and will become a super typhoon again at 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

“Goring is forecast to slightly weaken further in the next 12 hours due to upwelling of cooler ocean waters and onset of dry air intrusion before re-intensifying as it turns northwestward,” Pagasa said.

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Goring triggers floods in Ilocos Sur, Cagayan

August 28, 2023 – 4:10AM

Goring triggers floods in Ilocos Sur, Cagayan

MOVING Disaster response officials begin to evacuate residents of Abuor and Margaay villages in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, on Saturday, as heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Supertyphoon “Goring” (international name: Saola) trigger floods. —PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NARVACAN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Heavy rains spawned by the “habagat” (southwest monsoon) and enhanced by Supertyphoon “Goring” (international name: Saola) triggered floods and the evacuation of some 2,000 persons in Ilocos Sur and Cagayan provinces on Saturday and Sunday.

Ilocos Sur Gov. Jeremias Singson, in a radio interview on Saturday, said the affected families in his province were from the flooded low-lying areas in the towns of San Ildefonso, Santo Domingo and Narvacan.

In Narvacan, the town’s disaster risk and reduction management office (DRRMO) said its teams started on Saturday morning the preemptive evacuation of at least 200 individuals amid widespread flooding in several villages.

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Goring now a super typhoon, storm signals up over 19 areas in Luzon — Pagasa

August 27, 2023 – 10:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) reached super typhoon status and on Sunday morning and placed 19 areas in Luzon under tropical cyclone wind signals, the state weather agency said.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its early morning update, said the eye of Super Typhoon Goring was tracked over the waters of Palanan, Isabela.

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Goring pummels Cagayan Valley, nearby provinces

August 27, 2023 – 5:30 AM

‘Goring’ pummels Cagayan Valley, nearby provinces

Weather satellite image from Pagasa’s website

TUGUEGARAO CITY—Expect heavy rains and possible flooding in the provinces of Cagayan, Batanes and nearby areas as Typhoon “Goring” (international name: Saola) continues to intensify, the weather bureau said on Saturday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in its 5 p.m. update reported Goring was last spotted 145 kilometers east northeast of Tuguegarao City moving in a southward direction at 10 kilometers per hour.

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Typhoon Goring continues to intensify; wind signals still up in Luzon areas

August 26, 2023 – 5:32 PM

Typhoon Goring continues to intensify; wind signals still up in Luzon areas

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MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) continues to intensify as it moves southwestward over the sea east of Cagayan, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Saturday afternoon.

According to Pagasa’s 5 p.m. cyclone update, Goring was last spotted 145 kilometers east of northeast Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. It is moving 10 kilometers per hour (kph), carrying sustained winds of 155 kph and gusts of up to 190 kph.

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Heavy rainfall alert in parts of Luzon due to Goring — Pagasa

August 26, 2023 – 2:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines — A heavy rainfall alert has been raised in some provinces of Luzon due to the effects of Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Saturday.

According to its afternoon heavy rainfall update, Pagasa said some provinces within the region were placed under a “yellow” warning, which means flooding may occur, especially in low-lying areas.

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Typhoon Goring ‘steadily intensifies’; Signal No. 3 up in 3 Cagayan, Isabela towns

August 26, 2023 – 11:35 AM

Pagasa says Typhoon Goring "rapidly intensifies"

Track of Typhoon Goring from Pagasa’s website

The state weather bureau hoisted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 over three towns in Cagayan and Isabela provinces as Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) “steadily intensifies.”

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin Saturday that Santa Ana in Cagayan and Divilacan, and Palanan in Isabela may experience heavy rainfall and gusty conditions of 89 kilometers per hour (kph) to 117 kph in at least 18 hours.

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Typhoon Goring ‘rapidly intensifies’; parts of Cagayan, Isabela under Signal No. 2

August 26, 2023 – 8:55 AM

Pagasa says Typhoon Goring "rapidly intensifies"

Track of Typhoon Goring from Pagasa’s website

Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) “rapidly intensified over the sea east of Babuyan Islands,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Saturday.

In its 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, Pagasa said Goring was moving southwestward at 10 kilometers per hour (kph) and packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.

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Goring now a typhoon; Signal No. 2 up over northeastern Cagayan

August 25, 2023 – 11:53PM

satellite image from Pagasa

satellite image from Pagasa

Typhoon Goring intensified anew prompting state meteorologists to raise Signal No. 2 over the northeastern part of Cagayan province.

The bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday night showed that Goring now packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

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Goring now a severe tropical storm, may become typhoon by Saturday — Pagasa

August 25, 2023 – 6:20PM

Goring now a severe tropical storm, may become typhoon by Saturday — Pagasa

Severe Tropical Storm Goring continues to intensify as it moves southeast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Friday afternoon.

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Tropical Storm Goring slightly intensifies as Signal No. 1 stays in 4 Luzon areas

August 25, 2023 – 11:20AM

Tropical Storm Goring (international name: Saola) slightly intensified as it maintained its southwest track toward Cagayan.

The 11 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin showed Goring still slowly moving southwestward but now packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph.

Goring’s eye was estimated 225 kilometers east-southeast of Basco, Batanes, or 270 km east of Calayan, Cagayan, based on the latest available data of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

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North Luzon folk urged to prepare as rivers may overflow amid TS Goring – Pagasa

August 25, 2023 – 9:29AM

The state weather service on Friday warned of flooding in the northern areas of Luzon where Tropical Storm Goring (international name: Saola) is expected to trigger heavy rainfall. 

The state weather service on Friday warned of flooding in the northern areas of Luzon where Tropical Storm Goring (international name: Saola) is expected to trigger heavy rainfall.

In an advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said downpours may cause rivers and tributaries downstream to swell and overflow.

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More areas under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Goring

August 25, 2023 – 7:48AM

The state weather bureau placed three more areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 as Tropical Storm Goring (international name: Saola) slowly moves southwest toward Cagayan.

Based on the 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) added Batanes, the eastern portion of Babuyan Islands (Babuyan Island and Camiguin Island), and the northeastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan) to the list of areas under TCWS No. 1  expecting strong winds and 50 to 100 millimeters (mm) of heavy rainfall.

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Signal no. 1 up in northeastern Cagayan due to Goring — Pagasa

August 24, 2023 – 11:51PM

Tropical storm Goring’s latest track and intensity forecast. (Photo courtesy of Pagasa)

Tropical storm Goring’s latest track and intensity forecast. (Photo courtesy of Pagasa)

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was raised in the northeastern of Cagayan due to tropical storm Goring (international name: Saola), said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Thursday evening.

Pagasa, in its bulletin issued at 11 p.m., said dwellers in the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan may experience strong winds within the next 36 hours.

“Minimal to minor impacts from strong winds are also possible within any of the areas where wind signal no. 1 is hoisted,” said Pagasa.

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Pagasa: Goring now a tropical storm; storm signals possible by Thursday night

August 24, 2023 – 5:59PM

Tropical depression Goring has intensified into a tropical storm, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday afternoon.

In its  5:00 p.m. update Pagasa said Goring (international name: Saola) was spotted some 265 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.

It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is moving northwest at 10 kph.

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Tropical Depression Goring may intensify into super typhoon, warns Pagasa

August 24, 2023 – 2:16PM

Tropical Depression Goring may intensify into super typhoon, warns Pagasa

Tropical Depression Goring is expected to intensify steadily and may become a typhoon tonight or tomorrow early morning (Friday).

Its “inherent volatility” or possibility to develop into a super typhoon is not ruled out, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned on Thursday.

In its bulletin issued at 11 a.m., the state weather bureau said Goring maintained its strength while moving over the Philippine Sea at least 355 kilometers east northeast of Calayan, Cagayan, or 300 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.

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LPA east of Cagayan is now Tropical Depression Goring, says Pagasa

August 24, 2023 – 7:37AM

The low pressure area (LPA) east of Cagayan has intensified into a tropical depression and is now locally named Goring, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Goring was located 405 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan, packing maximum wind speeds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 70 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Pagasa also said that Goring will have an irregular movement direction for the next five days, as it is expected to strengthen further into a typhoon.

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