Pag-asa News on Typhoon Quiel in the Philippines

Typhoon “Quiel” weakened slightly after traversing Northern Luzon following its landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela Saturday morning, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In its severe weather bulletin No. 10 issued at 5 p.m. Saturday, PAGASA said that as of 4 p.m., the typhoon was located at 40 kilometers west-northwest of Baguio City or at coordinates 16.5°N, 120.3°E, with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.

It was forecast to move westward at 26 kph and expected to be 590 km. west of Baguio City by Sunday afternoon.

As this developed, Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 (100-185 kph winds) remains hoisted over Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

On the other hand, Signal No. 2 (60-100 kph winds) is still aloft over Ilocos Norte, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Zambales and Pampanga.

The areas now under Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds) are Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands, Northern Quezon, Polillo Island, Rizal, Cavite, Bataan, Bulacan and Metro Manila.

The weather agency said storm warning signals elsewhere have been lowered.

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