Bagyong Igme update August 21, 2012

Typhoon Igme continues to intensify as it moves in a Northward direction, state weather bureau PAGASA reported early Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

PAGASA said Typhoon Igme was last spotted 380 kilometers East of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It is forecast to move North at 11 kph.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (30-60 kph winds) is raised in Cagayan, and Calayan, Babuyan and Batanes groups of islands.

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The weather agency said the amount of rainfall is from 10 - 25 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Igme is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring light to moderate rains over Luzon specially the Western section (Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas and Mindoro).

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to big waves caused by these weather disturbances.