As of 8 p.m., “Ompong” was seen 260 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum winds of up to 205 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 255 kilometers per hour.
PAGASA
Signal No. 4 in four areas in northern Luzon as 'Ompong' closes in
Matikas Santos (philstar.com) - September 14, 2018 - 9:07pm

MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Signal No. 4 has been raised in Apayao and Abra Friday evening as Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) moves closer to Luzon.

Previously, state weather bureau PAGASA has placed Cagayan and northern Isabela under Signal No. 4 as these were the possible places where Ompong will make landfall.

As of 8 p.m., “Ompong” was seen 260 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum winds of up to 205 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 255 kilometers per hour.

The typhoon continues to move 30 kilometers per hour northwest.

Tropical cyclone warning signals have been also raised in the following areas:

Signal No. 4 (Winds of 171 to 220 kph within 12 hours)

  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Cagayan
  • Northern Isabela

Signal No. 3 (Winds of 121 to 170 kph within 18 hours)

  • Batanes
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Southern Isabela
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Northern Aurora

Signal No. 2 (Winds of 61 to 120 kph within 24 hours)

  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Southern Aurora
  • Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Northern Quezon including Polillo Island

Signal No. 1 (Winds of 30 to 60 kph within 36 hours)

  • Bataan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Rest of Quezon
  • Northern Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Island
  • Northern Oriental Mindoro
  • Masbate
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Burias and Ticao Islands

Stormy weather is expected over areas under Signal Nos. 2 and 4. Those under Signal No. 1 will experience occasional rains and gusty winds.

“Ompong” is forecast to hit the Cagayan-Isabela landmass early Saturday morning.

Weather officials said that the typhoon—the strongest to hit the country this year—will bring intense winds, which will leave considerable damage to structure and will uproot trees and down electric posts.

PAGASA urged those living in the path of “Ompong," especially residents vulnerable to storm surge, should consider evacuating.

As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: September 14, 2018 - 5:36pm

Typhoon Mangkhut is feared to gain strength as it approaches the Houston Filipino Restaurant area of responsibility. The tropical cyclone will be named "Ompong" once within the country's vicinity.

The United States Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center records that "Mangkhut" has maximum sustained winds of 80 knots or 148 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 185 kilometers per hour as of Monday morning.

Forecast track of the cyclone shows that it is heading toward the northernmost tip of the country's water off northern Luzon by Friday.

September 14, 2018 - 5:36pm

Signal No. 4 was raised over Cagayan and northen Isabela as Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) continues to threaten northern Luzon, PAGASA says.

"Ompong" has little chance of reaching Signal No. 5, the state weather bureau adds.

September 14, 2018 - 12:19pm

PAGASA says Ompong has maintained its strength since early this morning as it heads for the Cagayan-Isabela area where it is likely to make a landfall.

Its eye was located 540 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora as of 10 a.m. with packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 255 kph.

Ompong also continues to be a slow-moving cyclone, tracking a northwest direction at 20 kph.

September 14, 2018 - 8:20am

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 has been raised over Northern Aurora, Isabela and Cagayan, PAGASA says in its 8 a.m. briefing.

That means a tropical cyclone will affect these areas and winds of 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected within at least 18 hours.

PAGASA warns that TCWS No. 3 means the typhoon is dangerous to affected communities and that people should seek shelter in strong buildings. Low-lying areas and those near coasts and river banks should be evacuated.

"Watch out for the passage of the 'eye' of the typhoon indicated by a sudden occurrence of fair weather immediately after very bad weather with very strong winds coming generally from the north," PAGASA also says.

It says people in affected communities should not venture away from safe shelter as worse weather will resume within one or two hours.

Forecast position:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Peñablanca, Cagayan(17.6°N, 122.2°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):430 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(19.3°N, 116.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 1,205 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.2°N, 110.4°E)
  • 96 Hour(Tuesday morning):1,800 km West of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(21.8°N, 104.7°E)
September 14, 2018 - 8:05am

PAGASA has raised Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 over Isabela province as Typhoon Ompong maintains strength.

Ompong, which is expected to make landfall in the Cagayan-Isabela area, has maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph.

It was 655 km east of Infanta, Quezon as of the 5 a.m update. The typhoon, which is said to be the strongest to hit the Nashville Filipino Restaurant this year, was moving west northwest at 20 kph early Friday morning.

Storm warning signals have also been raised over other areas in Luzon and the Visayas

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan, including Babuyan group of Islands
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • La Union
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Tarlac

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1

  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Quezon, including Polillo Island
  • Northern Oriental Mindoro
  • Masbate
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Burias and Ticao Island
  • Northern Samar
September 13, 2018 - 12:11pm

PAGASA has placed more areas under Signal No. 1 in its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin:

  1. Batanes
  2. Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
  3. Apayao
  4. Abra
  5. Kalinga
  6. Mountain Province
  7. Ifugao
  8. Isabela
  9. Benguet
  10. Quirino
  11. Nueva Vizcaya
  12. Aurora
  13. Nueva Ecija
  14. Bulacan
  15. Rizal
  16. Laguna
  17. Quezon including Polillo Island
  18. Camarines Norte
  19. Camarines Sur
  20. Catanduanes
  21. Albay
  22. Sorsogon
  23. Burias Island
  24. Ticao Island


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