Signal 1 of the tropical cyclone rose over Batanes province on Sunday morning due to strong winds of Hurricane Kiko (international name: Chanthu), PAGASA reported in the 11 a.m. weather report.
All other TCWS that had previously been raised had been removed.
At 10 a.m., Kiko’s eye was located 395 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes.
The hurricane has a maximum prolonged winds of 175 km / h near the center, capacity up to 215 km / h and a central pressure of 940 hPa.
Kiko moves north northeast at a speed of 20 km / h.
From Kiko’s point of view, strong winds or higher in this category extend up to 480 km.
PAGASA said Kiko has maintained its strength as it moves over the sea east of northern Taiwan.
Kiko is expected to leave the area of responsibility of the Philippines (PAR) on Sunday afternoon.
PAGASA said the Batanes will experience heavy to heavy and occasional torrential rains over the next 24 hours.
The Babujan Islands, meanwhile, are likely to have moderate to heavy and occasional heavy rains.
These conditions can cause floods that can be diffuse or widespread and include floods.
Landslides caused by rain in the meantime can lead to areas that are particularly prone to this risk.
“Hurricane Kiko will continue to strengthen the southwest monsoon, bringing monsoon rains to the Ilocos area, the Cordillera district and the western part of Central Luzon for the next 24 hours,” PAGASA said.
PAGASA said strong winds to strong winds will prevail in Batanes, which could lead to very light damage to structures and vegetation.
Meanwhile, with Kiko boosting the Southwest Monsoon, the coastal and mountainous / mountainous areas of North Luzon are not under TCWS, Central Luzon, Manila Metro, Calabarzon and Mimaropa will have occasional gusts of up to strong breeze and will flood in the next 24 hours.
High waves reaching the coast can cause flooding in low-lying coastal communities in Batanes.
The seas will be steep to very rough (with waves up to 5 meters high) over the coasts of Batanes and Babouyan islands in the next 24 hours. This makes sea voyages dangerous for all types of yachts.
A stormy warning was raised over the north and west coasts of Luzon, which are not below the TCWS and on the east coast of Kagayan, due to strong monsoon.
Kiko is expected to move generally north over the sea east of Taiwan and the East China Sea.
PAGASA said Kiko will weaken further, but will remain a hurricane throughout the forecast period. —KG, GMA News