2 areas under Signal No. 1 as Typhoon Fabian maintains strength

Typhoon Fabian moves slowly west-southwestward while maintaining its strength, Pagasa reported on its severe weather bulletin.

The center of the eye of Typhoon “FABIAN” was estimated based on all available data at 525 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.

It has maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 185 km/h, and central pressure of 955 hPa.

Fabian is unlikely to directly bring heavy rainfall in the country throughout the forecast period.

Under the influence of the Southwest Monsoon being enhanced by “FABIAN”, monsoon rains will be experienced in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, southern Quezon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands.

Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) will be experienced over and Babuyan Islands throughout the passage the typhoon. Occasional gusty conditions will prevail over the rest of Luzon especially in coastal and mountainous areas due to Southwest Monsoon.

2 areas under Signal No. 1 as Typhoon Fabian maintains strength

In the next 24 hours, under the influence of the enhanced Southwest Monsoon and Typhoon Fabian, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the northern, western, and eastern seaboards of Luzon (including the areas under TCWS #1).

Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

Typhoon Fabian will move generally westward in the next 12 hours. Afterward, the tropical cyclone will move generally northwestward until tomorrow evening then will turn north-northwestward until Sunday (July 25) morning.

By Monday morning (July 26), “FABIAN” will move northwestward before turning west-northwestward by Tuesday (July 27).

On the forecast track, the typhoon will pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Miyako, Yaeyama, and Senkaku Islands in the southern Ryukyu Archipelago tomorrow (23 July).

“FABIAN” is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow evening or Saturday (24 July) morning.

After traversing the East China Sea, “FABIAN” is forecast to make another landfall over the eastern portion of mainland China on Sunday morning (25 July).

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