Super Typhoon Goring maintains its strength as it approaches the northwestern boundary of the PAR, Pagasa reported on its latest severe weather bulletin.
The center of the eye of Super Typhoon Goring was estimated based on all available data at 185 km West of Itbayat, Batanes.
Forecast rainfall are generally higher in elevated or mountainous areas. Under these conditions, flooding and rain-induced landslides are expected 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.
The enhanced Southwest Monsoon will also bring occasional or monsoon rains over the western portions of Luzon, and Visayas over the next three days.
The wind signals warn the public of the general wind threat over an area due to the tropical cyclone. Local winds may be slightly stronger/enhanced in coastal and upland/mountainous areas exposed to winds. Winds are less strong in areas sheltered from the prevailing wind direction.
Minimal to minor impacts from strong winds are also possible within any of the areas under Wind Signal No. 1.
Super Typhoon Goring maintains strength
The enhanced Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring gusty conditions over the following areas not under any Wind Signal, especially in coastal and upland/mountainous areas exposed to winds:
- Today: Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, Aurora, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas
- Tomorrow and on Friday: Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Aurora, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas
Goring is forecast to follow a mainly west northwestward path across the Luzon Strait from today until it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight or tomorrow morning.
Outside the PAR region, Goring will continue its west northwestward movement for the remainder of tomorrow before turning more westward on Friday (while slowing down), then west southwestward on Saturday (e.g., moving nearly parallel to the coast of Guangdong, China, although a landfall over the mainland China area on Sunday is not ruled out).