As Typhoon “Ferdie” intensifies and gain strength, state weather bureau PAGASA announces two areas in Northern Luzon are placed under tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 on Monday.
Typhoon Ferdie with an international name, Meranti intensified further as it continues to move west northward at 22 kilometers per hour. Tropical cyclone Ferdie, the sixth to enter the Philippine Area of Responsiblity has intensified into a typhoon.
In PAGASA’s Monday 5:00 AM bulletin, Ferdie was 1015 kilometers east of Tugegarao City, Cagayan and with maximum winds of 165 kilometers per hour near the center which can go upwards to wind gust of up to 200 kph. The estimated rainfall amount is within 300 km diameter of the typhoon Ferdie and can range from moderate to heavy rain shower.
According to PAGASA’s projections, Ferdie can possibly landfall over Batanes Island by Wednesday morning and which the typhoon should be 480 kilometers west-northwest of Itbayat, Batanes and it will b outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening. Moreover, PAGASA hoisted public storm warning signal number 1 in Batanes and the Babuyan islands.
On Monday, the following areas: Mindanao, the Visayas Region, the Bicol Region, and Palawan is expected to experience cloudy conditions accompanied with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms.Meanwhile, the rest of the country will meanwhile be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm.