PAGASA lifts tropical cyclone wind signals as 'Lannie' moves over West PH Sea


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday, Oct. 5, lifted all remaining tropical cyclone wind signals as tropical depression "Lannie" moved over the West Philippine Sea.

In its 11 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, PAGASA estimated the location of the center of Lannie at 165 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan.

Lannie had a total of 10 landfalls from Oct. 4 to 5.

These were in:

  • Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte (4:30 a.m., Oct. 4)
  • Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands (5 a.m., Oct. 4)
  • Liloan, Southern Leyte (7:30 a.m., Oct. 4)
  • Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte (8 a.m., Oct. 4)
  • Mahanay Island, Talibon, Bohol (12:30 p.m., Oct. 4)
  • Banacon Island, Jetafe, Bohol (12:45 p.m., Oct. 4)
  • San Fernando, Cebu (1:45 p.m., Oct. 4)
  • Guihulngan, Negros Oriental (3:30 p.m., Oct. 4)
  • Iloc Island, Linapacan, Palawan (6:15 a.m., Oct. 5)
  • El Nido, Palawan (6:45 a.m., Oct. 5)

Even after 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 west-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 likely 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.

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