Signal no.1 still up over Batanes, Babuyan Islands due to Fabian

Typhoon Fabian remains slow-moving over the Sea South of Miyako Islands, Pagasa reported on its 5 am severe weather bulletin.

The center of the eye of Typhoon “FABIAN” was estimated based on all available data at 510 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.

It has a 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”, scattered to widespread monsoon rains will be experienced in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Metro Manila, most of CALABARZON and Central Luzon, and portions of MIMAROPA.

Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) will be experienced over and Babuyan Islands throughout the passage the typhoon.

Occasionally gusty conditions associated with the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will be experienced over Visayas and the rest of Luzon, especially in the coastal and upland localities of these areas.

Rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of Luzon (including the areas under TCWS #1) and Western Visayas. Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

Signal no.1 still up over Batanes, Babuyan Islands due to Fabian

Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

“FABIAN” is forecast to move generally northwestward over the next 72 hours towards the southern portion of the Ryukyu Islands and the eastern portion of mainland China.

Although the typhoon will continue moving slowly in the very near term, a gradual acceleration is expected beginning this afternoon or evening. On the forecast track, “FABIAN” is forecast to pass close or make landfall in the vicinity of Miyako, Yaeyama, and Senkaku Islands tonight.

This typhoon is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tonight and tomorrow (24 July) morning.

“FABIAN” is forecast to gradually intensify in the near term and reach its peak intensity (155-165 km/h) today. A weakening trend in its intensity may begin tomorrow and may accelerate by Sunday as the typhoon makes landfall over mainland China.

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