PAGASA typhoon update: Bagyong Lawin (October 20, 2016)

News bulletins and updates on Bagyong Lawin, a typhoon, from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Thursday, October 20, 2016 are posted here.

Forecasters said Lawin continues to weaken and is now moving away from the country.

As of 10 a.m. today, its eye was spotted 100 kilometers West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph. It is moving West Northwest at 21 kph.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 580 km Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR) (21.2°N, 116.1°E)
  • 48 Hour(Saturday morning):945 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)( 25.8°N, 114.8°E)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday morning): 1,005 km North of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (29.4°N, 121.0°E)
  • 96 Hour(Monday morning):1,280 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (30.0°N, 129.0°E)

Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Sur and Calayan Group of Islands were placed under typhoon warning signal number 2. Meanwhile, Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Kalinga, Isabela, Quirino, Northern Aurora, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan and Northern Zambales are under signal number 1.

  • Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 700 km diameter of the Typhoon.
  • Possible to exit PAR tonight.
  • Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar.

Typhoon warning signals elsewhere are now lifted, PAGASA added.