Typhoon QUIEL, which is expected to be stronger than Pedring, intensifies as it moves towards Cagayan-Isabela.
According to the latest PAGASA bulletin, the center of Typhoon “QUIEL” was located based on satellite, radar and surface data at 340 km East of Tuguegarao City. It has a maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move West at 26 kph.
Five towns in Cagayan are still flooded due to the recent Typhoon Pedring and same people from these areas would have to deal with Typhoon QUIEL, a stronger one. Noting that Pedring, which gave the country more wind than rain, flooded these towns, people of Cagayan are now concerned about the amount of rainfall QUIEL would bring.
Typhoon QUIEL is expected to cross Northern Luzon the whole day of Saturday and is forecast to be out of Ilocos area and heading towards West Philippine Sea by Saturday night.
Signal number 3 has been hoisted over Cagayan, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Apayao and Abra.
Signal number 2 will be felt in the rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Signal number 3 is also declared in the provinces of Northern Quezon including
Polillo Island, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Batanes.
Metro Manila will have a rainy Saturday afternoon as Typhoon QUIEL will enhance the Southwest Monsoon.