Typhoon “Ineng” has remained almost stationary and continues to affect Batanes-Cagayan area. It will continue to enhance “Habagat” that will bring monsoon rains over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and Western Visayas, according to weather bureau PAGASA.
As of 8am today, PAGASA reported that based on Basco doppler radar and all available data, the eye of the typhoon was located at 140 km Northeast of Calayan, Cagayan.
“Ineng” has maximum sustained winds of 170 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 205 kph. It is forecast to remain almost stationary for the next 12 hours. Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Signal No. 3 was raised over Batanes Group of Islands; northern Cagayan, including Babuyan and Calayan Groups of Islands while Signal No. 2 was hoisted over the rest of Cagayan, northern Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Abra, and Ilocos Norte.
The rest of Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Benguet, La Union, and Ilocos Sur are under Public Storm Signal No. 1.
Storm surges of up to 2.5 meters are possible over the coastal areas under Public Storm Signals No. 3 and 2.
The seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas will be rough to very rough and will be dangerous to all sea vessels.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) local office in Region 2 reported that as of 9 pm, Friday, about 82 houses were damaged by the typhoon in Cagayan while 14 were damaged in Batanes.
Moreover, DSWD has assured that there are enough standby funds and prepositioned food packs which are ready for distribution to the affected areas.
Class suspensions have been announced due to inclement weather caused by “Ineng”. View the consolidated class suspensions for August 22 here.
PAGASA will issue the next weather bulletin at 11am today.