PAGASA DOST Update: Typhoon Juan lands at Eastern Isabela as Storm Signals area widens

By on Oct 18, 2010 in Science, Weather, World Comments

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According to the PAGASA DOST update as of 11am of October 18, Typhoon Juan (or Megi) continues to slow down, but now lands at Eastern Isabela.

As posted at the PAGASA website a few minutes ago, ‘Typhoon Juan has continued to slow down as it interacts with the landmass of eastern coast of Isabela’.

Meanwhile, PAGASA-DOST also widens area for Public Storm Signals starting 11am this morning.

As of 11am this morningPublic Storm Signal No. 3, now includes Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur and others.

For Public Storm Signal No. 1, still includes Batangas, Cavite and Laguna among others.

Below is the official statement issued by PAGASA DOST.

As of 11am (Monday, 18 October 2010), Typhoon Juan was located at 20 km East from the coast of Palanan, Isabela, or 80 kms East of Tuguegarao City (17.5°N, 122.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph. Moving West Southwest at 17 kph. Estimated central pressure: 922 hpa.

Exact Landfall area: Sierra Madre Mt. Estagno Point At Divilacan Peak at 11:25 AM , 100% CIR. Eye Distance 140 kms East Southeast of Aparri, Cagayan, PAGASA DOST reported on their website.

Below is the Public Storm Signal announcement from PAGASA as of 11am, October 18.

Storm Signal No. 4 (winds of more than 185 kph)

Mt. Province

Storm Signal No. 3 (winds from 100 ~ 185 kph)

Babuyan Group of Islands
Calayan Group of Islands
Northern Aurora
Nueva Vizcaya
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
La Union

Storm Signal No. 2 (winds from 60 ~ 100 kph)

Polillio Island
Nueva Ecija
Batanes Group
The rest of Aurora

Storm Signal No. 1 (winds from 30 ~ 60 kph)

Northern Quezon
Metro Manila

Earlier this morning, Department of Education (DepEd) has announced suspension of classes to those affected areas by Typhoon Juan.

For more latest update of Typhoon Juan, check out DOST PAGASA website or follow them on Twitter, @dost_pagasa.

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