Signal No. 1 still up in Metro Manila, other areas in Luzon due to ‘Paeng’

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 remained hoisted in Metro Manila and 28 other areas as tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) continues to move away from the Philippine landmass.

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The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Paeng was last seen 295 kilometers (km) west of Iba, Zambales. It has maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 105 kph.

Due to this weather disturbance, moderate to heavy rains are still possible over several parts of the country until Monday morning, Oct. 31.

“Moderate to heavy rains Zambales, Bataan, Aurora, Pangasinan, Batanes, and the northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands,” said PAGASA in its 5 p.m. bulletin.

Residents of Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Cordillera Administrative Region, Western Visayas, Central Luzon, and the rest of Cagayan Valley may experience light to moderate with at times heavy rains until Monday.

Meanwhile, aside from Metro Manila, other areas where Signal No. 1 was hoisted include the following: Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, the western and central portions of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, the northwestern portion of Oriental Mindoro, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, and the northern portion of Quezon.

Based on PAGASA’s latest forecast track, Paeng will exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday, Oct. 31.