Tropical Depression Fabian has intensified into a typhoon yesterday afternoon, 20 July, as it poured over extreme Northern Luzon.


MANILA As of 4 PM Tuesday, 20 July, the eye of Fabian was estimated at 895 kilometers east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Fabian may further intensify and reach its peak intensity of 155 kph within the 32 hours or until Friday early morning of 23 July, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

“The latest forecast scenario for Fabian shows that there is an increasing likelihood that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal Number 1 may be hoisted over Batanes and Babuyan Islands,” says the weather bureau.

Enhanced southwest monsoon would also bring rough to very rough seas of up to 4.5 meters over the seaboards of Batanes, the northern seaboard of Cagayan, including Babuyan Islands, and the western seaboard of Palawan, including Kalayaan and Calamian Islands and Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Islands. (HMP/Headline PH)


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