MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Fabian is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening (July 23) according to state weather agency PAGASA.
As of its 5:00 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Typhoon Fabian was located 540 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h and gustiness of 185 km/h.
Thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) #1 remains hoisted over the province of Batanes while a cyclone warning signal was earlier lifted for Babuyan Islands.
Given this condition, residents of Batanes will continuously experience strong winds throughout the passage of the typhoon.
Meanwhile, typhoon-enhanced southwest monsoon will continuously experience scattered to widespread monsoon rains over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Pampanga, Cavite, and Batangas.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, Bulacan, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands.
Also, occasional gusty conditions will be experienced over Visayas and the rest of Luzon, especially in the coastal and upland localities in these areas.
According to PAGASA, Typhoon Fabian is forecast to gradually intensify in the near term and reach its peak intensity tomorrow afternoon.
A weakening trend in its intensity may begin by Sunday morning.