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Typhoon Gorio exits PAR; TS Haitang affecting the Batanes

Despite Typhoon Gorio (international name Nesat) having left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday morning, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 was still raised over the Batanes Islands because of Tropical Storm Haitang.

PAGASA's Sunday morning bulletin said that Gorio was 555 kilometers north-northwest of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 190 kph.

Gorio was heading west-northwest at 15 kph, and would be 760 kms northwest of Basco, Batanes by Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the tropical storm with international name Haitang was 385 kms west-southwest of Basco, Batanes and still outside the PAR, which it will enter sometime Sunday When it enters, the tropical storm will be named Huaning.

But even before this happens, Haitang would already bring rain and gusty winds over the Batanes Group of Islands.

Haitang had maximum winds of 65 kph, which can gust up to 80 kph. The storm was moving northeast at 22 kph.

Furthermore, the monsoon rains would also be affecting Luzon on Sunday, and the Ilocos and Cordillera Regions, as well as Zambales and Bataan, may experience flashfloods and landslides.

Cloudy conditions with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms would also be experienced over rest of Central Luzon and rest of the Cagayan Valley.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm.

PAGASA warned that sea travel would be risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central Luzon.

Winds will be moderate to strong  from the southwest over the rest of Luzon, and the western section of the Visayas. Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Winds elsewhere will be light to moderate from the southwest with slight to moderate seas. — DVM, GMA News