MANILA, Philippines — Monsoon rains are expected to continue over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon on Friday (July 23), according to the state weather agency PAGASA.
In its latest bulletin, PAGASA said Typhoon Fabian is continuously enhancing the southwest monsoon.
This will bring scattered to widespread monsoon rains in the next 24 hours over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Metro Manila, most of CALABARZON and Central Luzon, and portions of MIMAROPA.
As of 5:00 AM Friday, Typhoon Fabian was located 510 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 185 km/h, and a central pressure of 955 hPa
It is moving slowly towards the West Northwestward direction.
Strong winds or higher extend outwards up to 630 km from the center thus, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No.1 remains over the areas of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands which is likely to remain throughout the passage of the typhoon, PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, occasionally gusty conditions associated with the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will be experienced over the Visayas and the rest of Luzon, especially in the coastal and upland localities of these areas.
Thus, rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of Luzon (including the areas under TCWS #1) and Western Visayas.
Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters.
Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.
Based on its movement, typhoon Fabian is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between tonight and tomorrow (24 July) morning.