Thu. May 19th, 2022

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday six areas in Luzon under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 due to Tropical Storm “Maring”

PAGASA’s storm bulletin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday showed that storm-force winds are expected to prevail in the next 24 hours over areas under TCWS No. 2, and strong winds within the next 36 hours in the 18 areas under TCWS No. 1

Maring was last spotted 645 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, and has slowed down and is currently moving west northwestward at 20 kph, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph

PAGASA placed the areas are under TCWS No. 2: Batanes; Cagayan including Babuyan Islands; Northern portion of Isabela (Santa Maria, Quezon, Cabagan, Delfin Albano, Santo Tomas, Tumauini, Maconacon, San Pablo, Divilacan, Palanan, Ilagan City); Apayao; Northern portion of Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, City of Tabuk); and Northeastern portion of Ilocos Norte (Pagudpud, Adams, Dumalneg, Bangui, Vintar, Carasi)

Meanwhile, the following are under TCWS No. 1:

Luzon – Rest of Ilocos Norte; Ilocos Sur; La Union Pangasinan; Abra; the rest of Kalinga; Mountain Province; Ifugao; Benguet; the rest of Isabela; Quirino; Nueva Vizcaya; the northern and central portion of Aurora (Dilasag, Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler); the northern portion of Nueva Ecija (Carranglan, Lupao, Pantabangan, San Jose City); and Catanduanes.

Visayas – Eastern Samar; the eastern portion of Northern Samar (San Roque, Pambujan, Las Navas, Catubig, Laoang, Mapanas, Lapinig, Gamay, Palapag, Mondragon, Silvino Lobos); and the eastern portion of Samar (Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, Hinabangan, Paranas)

Gale warning is also up in the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas.

PAGASA said rough to very rough seas are expected in these areas, with wave height reaching 4.5 meters.

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