Isang now out of PH
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tropical storm Isang (international codename Cimarron) has maintained its strength overnight Thursday, July 18, as it exits the country, the state weather bureau said.
In its 5 am update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Isang has left the Philippine area of responsibility early Thursday, July 18.
It is now on its way towards southern China, the bureau said. It is expected to make landfall there within the day.
PAGASA located Isang at 250 km west of Itbayat, Batanes (20.9°N, 119.2°E) as of 4 am. The storm packs maximum winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
Storm warning signals have been lowered.
PAGASA expects Isang to enhance the southwest monsoon, bringing light rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. – Rappler.com