Signal No. 1 still up in portions of western Luzon, Visayas as 'Lannie' moves closer to Palawan


Six areas remain under tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 as tropical depression "Lannie" heads toward Palawan on Tuesday morning, Oct. 5, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.

Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the southwestern portion of Romblon, southern portion of Oriental Mindoro, southern portion of Occidental Mindoro, northern portion of Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Antique, and western portion of Aklan.

PAGASA said the center of the tropical depression was estimated at 90 kilometers northwest of Cuyo, Palawan at around 4 a.m.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph while moving northwest at 25 kph.

Should it maintain its current speed and direction, Lannie may make another landfall over the northern portion of mainland Palawan or Calamian Islands today (Oct. 5).

Lannie has made eight landfalls on Monday, Oct. 4:

  • 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.).

PAGASA senior weather specialist Chris Perez said that moderate to heavy rains may continue over Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, while light to moderate with at times heavy rains may prevail over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, the rest of Palawan, Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and Bicol Region in the next 24 hours.

He advised those in these areas to take precautions against possible flash floods or landslides, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps.

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, Oct. 6.