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PAGASA: Typhoon ‘Bagyong’ Mina Update as of 5 pm August 27, Public Storm Signal No. 3 in Northern Luzon

By on Aug 27, 2011 in Asia, Weather Comments

Manila, PhilippinesTyphoon ‘Bagyong’ Mina has weakened as it continues to move northwestward slowly, as Public Storm Signal warning in some areas have been lowered from No. 4 to No. 3.

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According to the 5 pm update (Saturday, August 27, 2011), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Bagyong Mina is 50 km Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.

As of 4 pm (local time), Typhoon Mina was seen to have sustained winds of 165 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 200 kph and moving Westwest at 7 kph.

Meanwhile, PAGASA still issued Public Storm Signal No. 3 in the areas of Cagayan, Babuyan Group of Island, Calayan Group of Island, Apayao and Batanes.

On the other hand, PAGASA announced a Public Storm Signal No. 2 warning to Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Isabela.

Nevertheless, Public Storm Signal No. 1 is still being issued to La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora.

Typhoon Mina is being expected to be 230 km North Northwest of Aparri, Cagayan on Sunday afternoon and to be 490 km North of Aparri, Cagayan or 280 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes on Monday afternoon.

Other areas in the Luzon including Metro Manila is being expected to experience heavy rains and thunderstorms, while monsoon rains may pour in the seaboards of Visayas region.

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