MANILA, Philippines – State meteorologists on Monday hoisted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 2 in eight areas.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila is under Wind Signal Number 1.
Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri) has gained strength, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in its 11 a.m. bulletin.
Moving westward slowly, the center of Egay is currently 525 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) with a gustiness of 185 kph.
Egay’s current forecast, with maximum winds of 140 kph and 170 kph gusts, is stronger than before.
Pagasa said Egay is predicted to intensify further and may reach the super typhoon category by late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Catanduanes The central and eastern portion of Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, Santo Tomas, Cabagan, Tumauini, San Pablo, Maconacon, Santa Maria, Quezon, Delfin Albano, Mallig, Quirino, Roxas, Burgos, Ilagan City, Divilacan, San Mariano, Gamu, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, City of Cauayan, Reina Mercedes, Luna, San Manuel, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Guillermo, Echague, Jones, Angadanan, Alicia, San Mateo, San Isidro, San Agustin)
Eastern portion of Albay (Rapu-Rapu, Bacacay, City of Tabaco, Malilipot, Malinao, Tiwi)
Eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Caramoan, Presentacion, Garchitorena, Lagonoy, San Jose, Sagñay) Northern portion of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan)
The eastern portion of Quirino (Maddela)
The eastern and central portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-Lo, Santa Teresita, Buguey, Gattaran, Baggao, Peñablanca, Amulung, Alcala, Iguig, Tuguegarao City, Solana, Enrile)
The northern portion of Camarines Norte (Calaguas and Maculabo Islands)
The northeastern part of Northern Samar (Laoang, Palapag)
Meanwhile, these areas are under TCWS Number 1, where winds of 39-61 kph or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours:
Sorsogon The rest of Albay The rest of Camarines Sur The rest of Camarines Norte The rest of Isabela The rest of Cagayan, including the Babuyan Islands Apayao Abra Kalinga Mountain Province Ifugao The rest of Quirino Nueva Vizcaya Batanes Masbate including Ticao Island, Burias Island Quezon including Pollilo Islands The rest of Aurora Benguet Ilocos Sur Ilocos Norte La Union Nueva Ecija Pangasinan Tarlac Zambales Bulacan Pampanga Bataan Marinduque Cavite Metro Manila Rizal Laguna The eastern and central portions of Romblon (Banton, Corcuera, Romblon, Magdiwang, Cajidiocan, San Fernando) The northern and central parts of Batangas (Calaca, Cuenca, Taysan, Lian, Tuy, Balayan, Talisay, Padre Garcia, Agoncillo, Santo Tomas, San Jose, Lemery, Lipa City, Ibaan, City of Tanauan, Mataasnakahoy, Alitagtag, Balete, Nasugbu, San Juan, San Nicolas, Rosario, Laurel, Santa Teresita, Taal, Malvar)
Eastern Samar The rest of Northern Samar Samar Biliran The northern and central portion of Leyte (Tunga, Pastrana, San Miguel, Mahaplag, Matag-Ob, Tolosa, Palo, Calubian, Leyte, Mayorga, Julita, Carigara, Babatngon, Dagami, Jaro, Abuyog, San Isidro, Santa Fe, Albuera, Villaba, La Paz, Palompon, Macarthur, Tabontabon, Tanauan, Merida, Ormoc City, Isabel, Javier, Dulag, Capoocan, Alangalang, City of Baybay, Burauen, Tabango, Tacloban City, Kananga, Barugo) The northern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin), including Bantayan Islands, Camotes Islands.