The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) is now moving northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.
“Paeng is forecast to track generally west southwestward in the next 12 hours while decelerating. On the forecast track, this tropical cyclone may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) ,” said the state weather bureau.
Although it has exited the Luzon landmass, the weather disturbance’s impacts, such as moderate to heavy rains and strong winds, may still be felt in several parts of the country.
“Moderate to heavy rains possible over Zambales, Bataan, Aurora, Pangasinan, Batanes, and the northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands,” said PAGASA.
Meanwhile, residents of Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Cordillera Administrative Region, Camarines Provinces, Western Visayas, and the rest of Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon may still experience light to moderate with at times heavy rains.
With this development, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 remained hoisted over La Union, the central and western portions of Pangasinan, the northwestern portion of Tarlac, and the northern portion of Zambales.
Wind Signal No. 1, on the other hand, was raised over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Apayao, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Abra, Benguet, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, the rest of Tarlac, the rest of Zambales, Bataan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Pangasinan, Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, the northern and central portions of Quezon including Polillo Islands, the northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands, and the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro.
All other wind signals previously raised were lifted by PAGASA.