New typhoon entered Philippine Area of Responsibility, expect to bring heavy rains to affected areas.
Typhoon Ineng has entered PAR, 18 August 2015, Tuesday. It was last located 1,475 kilometers east of Aparri in Cagayan, continued to move west-northwest at 25 kph and maintained its strength.
The typhoon will bring heavy and enhance rains brought about by the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat. PAGASA warned affected areas, Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 over Batanes and Cagayan. Areas in Palawan, Visayas, and western Luzon, including Metro Manila will also experience rainfall.
Chris Perez, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration stated, there is a possibility that typhoon Ineng would make landfall over Batanes on Friday or veer to the north and hit Taiwan. Even if it would not hit Philippine landmass, Northern Luzon areas, specifically Apayao, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte and Batanes, would still feel the direct effect of the typhoon.
Typhoon Ineng is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” in the western section of Luzon on Thursday (August 20) until next week. With current location is at 1420 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. Packing maximum sustained winds of 170 kph and gustiness of up to 205 kph, according to PAGASA.
Affected areas been informed to prepare whatever might typhoon will bring. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council placed on blue alert yesterday in preparation for Ineng. Batanes and Cagayan provinces who are now under public storm warning signal number 1 warned as winds of 30 to 60 km/h are expected within the next 36 hours.
PAGASA weather forecaster Manny Mendoza stated, typhoon has a high chance to make landfall in extreme Northern Luzon or in the province of Batanes or in Calayan by Friday because of the presence of a high pressure area (HPA) that blocks its movement.The agency will issue gale warning, due to the typhoon-enhanced southwest monsoon. As the fisher folks are not safe to venture into the sea. IMAGE/PAGASA