MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) is now out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday.
According to the state weather bureau, Egay left the PAR on Thursday morning. But it also said that even if the typhoon is already outside of the PAR, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) will be maintained in most parts of Luzon as Egay’s scope will still hit that portion of the country.
Pagasa said TCWS No. 2 is still raised over Batanes; northwestern portion of Cagayan (Claveria, Santa Praxedes) including Babuyan Islands; and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte (Pagudpud, Adams, Bangui, Dumalneg, Burgos).
These areas are anticipated to experience winds raging from 62 to 88 kilometers per hour (kph) for at least 24 hours.
Seventeen areas will also remain under TCWS No. 1, Pagasa said. These are Pangasinan; La Union; Ilocos Sur; the rest of Ilocos Norte; the rest of Cagayan; Apayao; Kalinga; Mountain Province; Ifugao; Abra; Benguet; Isabela; Quirino; Nueva Vizcaya; northern portion of Aurora (Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dilasag); northern portion of Nueva Ecija (Cuyapo, Guimba, Pantabangan, Science City of Muñoz, Carranglan, San Jose City, Lupao, Nampicuan, Talugtug); and the northern portion of Tarlac (Paniqui, Moncada, Pura, Camiling, Ramos, San Manuel, Anao, San Clemente).
Egay’s center was last located at 255 kilometers west of Itbayat, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kph with gustiness of up to 185 kph, the state weather bureau said.