Typhoon Ompong Signals, Storm Surges, Habagat Update (4pm)
PAGASA released latest updates on Typhoon Ompong warning signals, storm surges, and Habagat affected areas as of 4 pm today (September 14).
On Friday afternoon (September 14, 2018), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued the latest news about Typhoon Ompong.
PAGASA reported that Typhoon Ompong was last spotted at 470 km East of Baler, Aurora moving 25 kilometers per hour (kph) at a west-northwest direction.
Ompong with an international name of “Mangkhut” was still packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kph and gustiness of 255 kph.
Mangkhut is the strongest of 15 storms to hit the Philippines this year, which is expected to make a landfall in the Cagayan-Isabela area.
The weather agency has raised tropical cyclone warning signals in the following areas:
Signal No. 1
- Southern Zambales
- Metro Manila
- Quezon incl. Polillo Is.
- Northern Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Is.
- Northern Oriental Mindoro
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Burias and Ticao Islands
- Northern Samar
Signal No. 2
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
- Southern Aurora
- Northern Zambales
Signal No. 3
- Cagayan incl. Babuyan group of Is.
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Mountain Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Northern Aurora
The state weather bureau warned the residents in Cagayan and Isabela to take precautionary measures for possible six-meter high storm surge.
Meanwhile, the typhoon enhances that southwest monsoon (Habagat) that would bring scattered light to moderate with occasionally heavy rains over Palawan, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.
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