Signal No. 1 over some provinces as ‘Neneng’ continues north
Quezon City (3 October) -- PUBLIC storm warning signal number 1 was raised over some provinces on Luzon’s eastern seaboard Tuesday as Tropical Storm “Neneng” (international codename: Bebinca) maintained its strength and continued moving in the general direction of Northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said.
Under Signal No. 1, meaning winds of 30 to 60 kilometers per hour (kph) are the provinces of Catanduanes, Isabela, Cagayan and the northern part of Aurora.
As of 10 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed Neneng at 580 kilometers east southeast of Casiguran, Aurora.
The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 85 kph with gusts of up to 100 kph. It was moving northwest at 7 kph.
“The eastern sections of northern Luzon will experience rains and gusty winds,” PAGASA said.
“The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming frequent rains over the eastern sections of Southern Luzon and the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.”
The storm was expected to be 420 kilometers east southeast of Casiguran on Wednesday morning and 290 kilometers east northeast of there by Thursday, PAGASA said. On Friday, it is forecast to be 190 kilometers east northeast of Tuguegarao, Cagayan. (PIA) [top]