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Typhoon Pablo Now Threatens the North

MANILA, Philippines—Based on the latest weather bulletin issued by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 11 p.m., Saturday, Typhoon Pablo is seen at 115km West of Vigan City, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150kph.

The bulletin also said Pablo has slightly weakened but continues to threaten the Ilocos provinces, La Union, and other nearby provinces. Amount of rainfall has been estimated at “15 to 25 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 300 km diameter of the typhoon,” according to the bureau.

Signal No. 2 has been raised over Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and La Union. Signal No. 1, meanwhile, has been raised over Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Batanes Group of Islands, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt.Province, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Zambales.

Residents in the low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signal number 2 and 1 are warned against possible landslides and flashfloods. Residents in the coastal areas under storm signal number 2 are also warned of big waves or storm surges.

PAGASA said that fishing boats and other sea carriers should not to go out into the seaboard of Northern Luzon as well as the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

Typhoon Pablo is forecast to be 90km Northeast of Tuguegarao City on Sunday evening and 440 km Northeast of Tuguegarao City on Monday evening.