Only northern Palawan is under Signal No. 1 as 'Lannie' exits PH landmass


Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 remains hoisted over the northern portion of Palawan as tropical depression Lannie moves to El Nido Bay, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday morning, Oct. 5.

In its 8 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, PAGASA said Signal No. 1 is still up in the northern portion of Palawan, particularly El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli, and Calamian Islands.

After making landfall over Iloc Island, Linapacan, Palawan at 6:15 a.m. and in El Nido, Palawan at 6:45 a.m., Lannie was already over the coastal waters of El Nido at around 7 a.m.

Lannie has also made eight landfalls on Monday, Oct. 4. These were in:

  • Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte (4:30 a.m.)
  • Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands (5 a.m.)
  • Liloan, Southern Leyte (7:30 a.m.)
  • Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte (8 a.m.)
  • Mahanay Island, Talibon, Bohol (12:30 p.m.)
  • and Banacon Island, Jetafe, Bohol (12:45 p.m.)
  • San Fernando, Cebu (1:45 p.m.)
  • and Guihulngan, Negros Oriental (3:30 p.m.)

Even after having multiple landfalls, Lannie maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph while moving northwestward at 25 kph.

PAGASA said Lannie may continue to bring moderate to heavy rains over Palawan including Calamian, Kalayaan, and Cuyo Islands Tuesday.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also possible over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, the rest of Palawan, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.

"Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding including flash floods and rain-induced landslides are likely especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps," PAGASA advised.

Moreover, strong winds with occasional gusts may still prevail over most of the areas under Signal No. 1.

Based on the latest forecast track, PAGASA said Lannie will likely leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon or evening, Oct. 6.