At least two areas were Batanes and Northern Cagayan were under Storm Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Ineng (Goul) threatened Extreme Northern Luzon before noon Thursday, Aug. 20, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
In its 11 a.m. update, PAGASA said Ineng was estimated at 375 km east of Calayan, Cagayan as of 10 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 180 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
PAGASA said Ineng is forecast to move west at 13 kph and may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Monday at 790 km north-northeast of Basco, Batanes.
Under Storm Signal No. 3 are:
– Northern Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Islands
Under Signal No. 2 are:
– Rest of Cagayan
– Ilocos Norte
Under Storm Signal No. 1 are:
– Northern Aurora
– Mountain Province
– Ilocos Sur
Pagasa also warned residents in low-lying and mountainous areas of areas under storm signals to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.
It added storm surges of up to 2.5 meters are possible over the coastal areas of Cagayan.
The agency advised fisherfolk not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.
Meanwhile, Pagasa said Ineng packed moderate to heavy rainfally within its 600-km diameter.
Also, it said the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will bring occasional rain over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Western Visayas.