MANILA, Philippines – Kabayan is now heading towards the West Philippine Sea, after bringing heavy rain to large parts of Luzon.
The tropical storm has exited landmass as of 10 am Friday, October 2, state weather bureau PAGASA said in its latest bulletin.
It was last located 70 kilometers northwest of Dagupan City, with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
La Union and Pangasinan are currently under public storm warning signal number 2, while Benguet, Tarlac, Ilocos Sur, and Zambales are under signal number 1.
Storm signals elsewhere have been lifted, the bureau said.
Areas within the storm’s 300 km diameter can expect moderate to heavy rainfall, and moderate to occasionally heavy rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected in Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac and Pangasinan, the bureau said.
Kabayan is moving at a speed of 22 km/h towards the west-northwest, and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by midnight Friday.
The next bulletin on Kabayan will be at 5 pm. – Rappler.com