Bagyong Quiel Update (September 30, 11 p.m.)

Bagyong “Quiel” has intensified further and seriously threatens Cagayan-Isabela as it moves closer, weather forecasters at PAGASA reported. Quiel is moving faster at 26 kph in a westward direction.

Bagyong Quiel
Because of its speed, the state weather bureau earlier said that the tropical cyclone will touch down early Saturday morning, contrary to previous reports that it will make landfall Saturday evening.

As of 11:00 p.m., September 30, TS Quiel was spotted at 340 kilometers East of Tuguegarao City with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.

Cagayan, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Apayao and Abra have been placed under public storm warning signal no. 3; the rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands under signal no. 2; while Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Batanes are under signal no. 1.