At 10 p.m., Saturday, Tropical Storm Mario was 186 km west-northwest of Ibayat, Batanes, moving north-northeast towards southern Taiwan at 17 kph. Mario had maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center, and gusts of up to 120 kph. Estimated rainfall amount within Mario's 450 km diameter was from 715 mm per hour (moderate - heavy). Public Storm Warning Signal Number 2 is up over the Batanes Group of Islands. Signal No. 1, meanwhile, is up over: the Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, and Abra.   •   

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