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Labuyo moves closer to Aurora; 5 areas under Storm Signal 3


At least five areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Labuyo (Utor) moved closer to Aurora province Sunday morning, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA said Labuyo was estimated at 160 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, or 270 km east-northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte as of 10 a.m.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Labuyo packed maximum winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of 185 kph.

Labuyo was moving west-northwest at 19 kph and is expected to be in the vicinity of Casiguran, Aurora, Monday morning.

By Tuesday morning it is expected to be 270 km northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Norte, or in the northwest boundary of the Philippine area of responsibility.

Storm signals

Under Signal No. 3 are:

Catanduanes
Camarines provinces
Northern Quezon including Polilio Island
Aurora
Isabela

Under Signal No. 2 are:

Albay
Sorsogon
Rizal
rest of Quezon
Laguna
Bulacan
Nueva Ecija
Quirino
Nueva Vizcaya
Benguet
Ifugao
Mountain Province
Kalinga
Cagayan

Under Signal No. 1 are:

Calayan Islands
Babuyan Islands
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Sur
Apayao
Abra
La Union
Pangasinan
Tarlac
Zambales
Pampanga
Bataan
Cavite
Batangas
Marinduque
Burias
Ticao Islands
Metro Manila
Northern Samar

Rainfall

PAGASA said Labuyo may bring rainfall of 7.5 to 25 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within its 600-km diameter.

It advised residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be alert against possible flash floods and landslides.

Also, it warned residents in coastal areas under signals 2 and 3 to be alert against storm surges.

PAGASA also said Labuyo will enhance the southwest monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rain over the rest of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

"Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao," it said. — LBG, GMA News
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