Typhoon: Bagyong Lando October 17, 2015 Update

Updates on Bagyong Lando, categorized as a typhoon by the state weather bureau PAGASA, as of Saturday, October 17, are posted on this page.

At 4 p.m. today, the typhoon's center was spotted at 230 kilometers East of Baler, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

It is moving West at 10 kph.

Public storm warning signals:

No. 4 (winds of 171- 220 kph is expected in at least 12 hours)
  • Aurora
Impacts of the wind
  • Very heavy damage to high-risk structures
  • Heavy damage to medium-risk structures;
  • Moderate damage to low-risk structures
  • Considerable damage to structures of light materials (up to 75% are totally and partially destroyed); complete roof structure failures.
  • Many houses of medium-built materials are unroofed, some with collapsed walls; extensive damage to doors and windows
  • A few houses of first-class materials are partially damaged
  • All signs/billboards are blown down. There is almost total damage to banana plantation,
  • Most mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of large trees are downed or broken.
  • Coconut plantation may suffer extensive damage.
  • Rice and corn plantation may suffer severe losses.
No. 3 (winds of 121 - 170 kph is expected in at least 18 hours)
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Ifugao
  • Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands
Impacts of the wind
  • Heavy damage to high–risk structures;
  • Moderate damage to medium- risk structures;
  • Light damage to low-risk structures
  • Increasing damage (up to more than 50%) to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials. Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed
  • Houses of medium strength materials (old, timber or mixed timber-CHB structures, usually with G.I. roofing's); some warehouses or bodega-type structures are unroofed.
  • There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services.
  • Almost all banana plants are downed
  • Some big trees (acacia, mango, etc.) are broken or uprooted,
  • Dwarf-type or hybrid coconut trees are tilted or downed.
  • Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses
  • Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.
No. 2 (winds of 61 - 120 kph is expected in at least 24 hours)
  • Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands
  • Benguet
  • Mt. Province
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Zambales
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Rizal
  • rest of Quezon
  • Camarines Norte
  • Metro Manila
Impacts of the wind
  • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
  • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
  • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
  • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down
No. 1 (winds of 30 - 60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Batanes
  • Bataan
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Lubang Island
  • northern Oriental Mindoro
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes
Impacts of the wind
  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures.
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures.
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged.
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to intense within the 650 km diameter of the typhoon.

Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

Occasional rains and gusty winds will be experienced over provinces under PSWS #1 while those under PSWS #2, #3 and #4 will have stormy weather.
Typhoon Lando is expected to make a landfall over Aurora area by Sunday morning.

Storm surge may reach to a maximum of 3 meters in Aurora and neighboring provinces. Wave height in open sea may reach up to 14 meters or higher.

State forecasters said stormy weather is expected over Metro Manila, Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Central Luzon and the provinces of Camarines Norte, Rizal and Quezon including Polillo Islands. Rains with gusty winds will prevail over the rest of Calabarzon and of Bicol region and the province of Marinduque, Northern part of Mindoro including Lubang Island.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains will be experienced over Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula and the rest of Luzon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Mindanao, the weather agency posted.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon and coming from the southwest over Mindanao with moderate to rough seas, PAGASA added.