MANILA, Oct. 20 — Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ made landfall in Cagayan province on Wednesday evening about 11 p.m.
The state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Astronomical Services Administration confirmed that the howler made the landfall in Baguio Point of Peablanca town.
maintained its strength and already made landfall in Cagayan province on Wednesday evening, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez told the PNA super typhoon “Lawin” has made a landfall in Baguio Point, Peñablanca, Cagayan around 11 p.m.
The weather agency said Lawin is possible to cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte provinces and will continue to move west northwest with the speed of 25 kph.
If it maintain its speed and movement, it is expected to exit landmass on Thursday morning and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday evening.
As of 10 p.m. Super typhoon “Lawin” was located at 95 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.5°N, 122.6°E) packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 315 kph.
The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 800 km diameter of the Super Typhoon.?
Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 5 still hoisted over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Northern Abra and Ilocos Norte.
TCWS No. 4 was raised over the rest of Abra, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Calayan Group of Islands.
The provinces of La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora are under TCWS No. 3
TCWS No. 2 is in effect over Batanes Group of Islands, Pangasinan, Rest of of Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Northern Zambales, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands.
TCWS No. 1 was hoisted over Zambales, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Rizal, Rest of Quezon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay and Metro Manila. (PNA)