^

Headlines

'Kiko' weakens; habagat affects parts of Luzon

Philstar.com
'Kiko' weakens; habagat affects parts of Luzon
Satellite image shows Typhoon Kiko (Chanthu) slightly weakening on September 12 as it moves over the sea east of central Taiwan.
RAMMB

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Kiko (international name Chanthu) has slightly weakened and is now over the sea east of Central Taiwan, state weather bureau Pagasa said Sunday morning.

Only the northern portion of Batanes (Itbayat) and the northern portion of Babuyan Islands (Babuyan Is., Calayan Is., Panuitan Is.) and the rest of Batanes remain under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals No. 2 and 1, respectively. 

The state weather bureau in its latest weather bulletin early morning Sunday said that Kiko was last seen 245 kilometers North of Itbayat, Batanes packing winds of 175 kph, gustiness of up to 215 kph, and central pressure of 940 hPa.

It continues to move north at 15 kph and is projected to remain a typhoon as it weakens further.

Pagasa added that the habagat enhanced by Kiko will bring moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Mindoro Provinces, and Palawan.

"Occasional gusty winds will be experienced over these areas especially in the coastal and upland localities. Under these conditions, flash flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps," Pagasa's separate report on the southwest monsoon read. 

"In the next 24 hours, Typhoon 'KIKO' will bring heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Batanes. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are also likely over Babuyan Islands."

By 2 a.m. on Monday, September 13, Kiko is projected to be 740 km North of Itbayat, Batanes outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.  

Projected path of Kiko as of Sunday, 5 a.m.
PAGASA

 

vuukle comment

PAGASA WEATHER UPDATES

Philstar
x
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Latest
abtest
Recommended
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

FORGOT PASSWORD?
SIGN IN
or sign in with