MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau lifted storm warning signals across the Philippines on Sunday, August 23, as Typhoon Ineng (Goni) moves away from the country.
In its 5 pm weather bulletin on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ineng packs maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gusts of up to 170 km/h.
PAGASA located Ineng 430 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.
Ineng is forecast to move north-northeast at 15 km/h, and is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility any time from Sunday evening until Monday morning, August 24.
PAGASA said areas within Ineng’s 500 km diameter will likely experience moderate to heavy rain.
Meanwhile, the enhanced southwest monsoon or habagat is expected to bring rain over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Ilocos region, CAR, the provinces of Zambales and Bataan, and the islands of Calayan and Babuyan. – Rappler.com