10 areas under Signal No. 2 as âRositaâ nears Luzon
“Rosita” will threaten northern and central Luzon with strong to very strong winds and moderate to heavy rains. The typhoon is expected to make landfall over Isabela-Aurora area Tuesday.
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10 areas under Signal No. 2 as ‘Rosita’ nears Luzon
(Philstar.com) - October 29, 2018 - 9:58am

MANILA, Philippines — Ten areas in Luzon have been placed under Signal No. 2 Monday morning as Typhoon Rosita (international name: Yutu) barrels toward the Philippine landmass.

“Rosita” will threaten northern and central Luzon with strong to very strong winds and moderate to heavy rains, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall over Isabela-Aurora area Tuesday.

Tropical cyclone warning signals have been raised in the following areas:

Signal No. 2 (61 to 120 kilometers per hour expected in 24 hours)

  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • Polillo Island
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya

Signal No. 1 (30 to 60 kph expected in 36 hours)

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Batanes
  • Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • Northern Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Laguna
  • Batangas 
  • Bataan
  • Zambales
  • Cavite
  • Camarines Norte

Residents of areas under Signal No. 2  will experience stormy weather, while those in areas under Signal No. 1 will experience occasional rains and gusty winds. 

PAGASA warned that storm surge is possible over the coastal areas of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora. 

Fisherfolks and those with small sea vessels are also advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with TCWS and eastern seaboards of southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

As of 7:00 a.m., the eye of Rosita was seen 510 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 475 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.

It packs maximum sustained winds of up to 170 kph near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph. 

Moving west southwest at 20 kph, Rosita is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday. 

Forecast positions

  • Tuesday morning: 55 km northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
  • Wednesday morning: 255 km west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur
  • Thursday morning: 490 km west northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (outside PAR)
  • Friday morning: 620 km west northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (outside PAR)
  • Saturday morning: 740 km northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (outside PAR)

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