Typhoon 'Labuyo' makes landfall, 15 areas in Luzon under Signal no.3

August 12, 2013 10:04 am 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — Typhoon Labuyo has already made a landfall in Aurora province early Monday morning as it slightly decreased its strength, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said that Labuyo made landfall around 3 a.m. Monday in Casiguran, Aurora and it may weaken as it continues to cross northern Luzon.

Duran said Labuyo lessened its strength from 175 kph on Sunday morning to 165 kph while its gustiness from 210 kph to 200 kph.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, the eye of typhoon Labuyo was located in the vicinity of Nueva Vizcaya (16.4°N, 121.3°E).

Labuyo gains speed from 19 kph to 22 kph and continues to move west northwest and is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Tuesday headed towards Southern China, Duran said.

PAGASA said Labuyo is projected to be 300 km northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur by Tuesday morning or outside the PAR.

Duran also said most parts of the country will continues to experience rainy weather due to Labuyo enhance southwest monsoon affecting Palawan, western Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula.

He added most parts of Luzon will experience gusty winds especially under the public storm warning signals.

Public storm warning signal no 3 (Winds of 101-185kph is expected in at least 15 hrs) raised over 15 provinces are Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora.

PAGASA said the six areas in Luzon placed under public storm warning signal number 2(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs) are Calayan, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Tarlac, Rest of Aurora and Nueva Ecija.

Meanwhile, 10 areas under public storm warning signal number 1 (Winds of 45-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours) are Batanes, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Laguna, Cavite and Metro Manila.

"Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under Signals #3, #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges," PAGASA said.

PAGASA said Labuyo may bring rainfall of 10 to 25 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within its 600-km diameter of the typhoon.

Meanwhile, Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere are now lifted.

PAGASA said Typhoon "Labuyo" will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the rest of Southern Luzon and Western Visayas.

"Fishermen especially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon and the seaboards of Visayas due to big waves generated by Typhoon Labuyo," PAGASA also said. (PNA)

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