Lawin slightly weakens; some still under signal no. 3
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Lawin (Haima) slightly weakened again early Thursday morning, October 20, as it crossed the province of Apayao.
In its bulletin issued 8 am on Thursday, PAGASA said Lawin now has maximum winds of up to 185 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 230 km/h.
The typhoon is already 40 kilometers northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, moving west northwest at a slower 22 km/h from the previous 25 km/h.
It had made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan at 11 pm on Wednesday, October 19.
Below is the latest list of areas under warning signals.
Signal number 3:
- Ilocos Norte
- Mt Province
- Ilocos Sur
- Calayan Group of Islands
Signal number 2:
- La Union
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- northern Zambales
Signal number 1:
- rest of Zambales
Even though Lawin has weakened, moderate to heavy rain is still expected within its 700-km diameter.
Sea travel also remains risky in the seaboard of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar.
Lawin is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday night.