Egay now a super typhoon; 4 areas under Signal No. 3 — PAGASA

By GMA Integrated News

Published July 25, 2023 8:25am
Updated July 25, 2023 11:25am

Egay has intensified into a super typhoon on Tuesday morning as four areas are under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA raised the following storm signal warnings:

TCWS No. 3

  • Babuyan Islands
  • The northern and eastern portions of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Peñablanca, Gattaran, Lal-Lo, Alcala, Santa Teresita, Buguey, Aparri, Camalaniugan, Ballesteros, Allacapan, Abulug, Claveria, Pamplona, Sanchez-Mira, Santa Praxedes, Lasam, Baggao, Amulung, Iguig)
  • The northeastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Maconacon, Palanan)
  • The northern portion of Apayao (Calanasan, Luna, Santa Marcela, Flora, Pudtol)

TCWS No. 2

  • Batanes
  • The rest of mainland Cagayan
  • The rest of Isabela
  • Quirino
  • The northern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Kasibu, Quezon, Diadi, Bagabag, Ambaguio, Villaverde, Solano, Bayombong)
  • The rest of Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • the northern portion of Benguet (Bakun, Mankayan, Buguias, Kabayan, Kibungan)
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • The northern and central portion of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dipaculao)

TCWS No. 1

  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • The rest of Benguet
  • The rest of Nueva Vizcaya
  • The rest of Aurora
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Burias Island, and
  • Ticao Island
  • Northern Samar

Egay was located at 310 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 230 km/h.

It was moving moving northwestward at 10 km/h.

PAGASA said Egay may make landfall or pass very close to Babuyan Islands-northeastern mainland Cagayan area between late Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.


An accumulated rainfall of above 200 mm may be experienced in the eastern portion of the Babuyan Islands and the northern portions of mainland Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte.

From 100 to 200 mm accumulated rainfall is expected over Ilocos Sur, Abra, the northern portion of La Union, the western portion of Kalinga, and the rest of Babuyan Islands, mainland Cagayan, and Apayao.

Meanwhile, 50-100 mm accumulated rainfall may pour over Batanes, the northern and eastern portions of Isabela, the northern portion of Zambales, and the rest of Ilocos Region, and Cordillera Administrative Region.

Forecast rainfall is generally higher in elevated or mountainous areas, according to PAGASA.

“Under these conditions, flooding and rain-induced landslides are highly likely especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in localities that experienced considerable amounts of rainfall for the past several days,” it said.

Egay enhanced the Southwest Monsoon bringing occasional to monsoon rains over the western portions of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas in the next three days.


Moderate to significant impacts from storm-force winds are expected within the areas under TCWS Signal No. 3, minor to moderate impacts from gale-force winds for TCWS No. 2 areas, and minimal to minor impacts from strong winds for TCWS No. 1 areas.

Based on the current forecast scenario, PAGASA said the highest wind signal that may be hoisted will be TCWS No. 4 or 5 (e.g., typhoon-force wind threat). 


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