17 areas, including Metro Manila, are under signal no. 1. Typhoon Lawin (Haima) now has maximum winds of up to 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h.
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Lawin (Haima) again intensified before dawn on Wednesday, October 19, as it continued to threaten Northern Luzon.
In its bulletin issued 5 am on Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Lawin now has maximum winds of up to 205 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 255 km/h.
The typhoon is already 535 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, moving west northwest at a slightly faster 26 km/h from the previous 25 km/h.
Moderate to intense rain is expected within Lawin’s 700-km diameter.
Signal number 2 is raised in the following areas:
- Cagayan including Calayan Group of Islands
- northern Aurora
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Mt Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
Signal number 1, meanwhile, is up in these areas:
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
- rest of Aurora
- northern Quezon including Polillo Island
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Metro Manila