Courtesy PAGASA: A new typhoon named “Falcon Typhoon” hit in (PAR) Philippines Area of Responsibility with the international name: Chan-hom, Typhoon “FALCON” has maintained its strength as it continues moving in a west northwest direction.
Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “FALCON” was located based on all available data at 1,400 km East of Calayan, Cagayan (19.6°N, 133.4°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.
24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 810 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes
48 hour (Friday morning): Outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) or at 585 km North Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes
72 hour (Saturday morning): 740 km North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes (Outside PAR)
Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to at times intense within the 300 km radius of the typhoon.
Fisherfolk are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon.
Meanwhile, STS “Linfa” (“Egay” outside PAR) will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon and will bring light
to moderate rains over the western section of Luzon.
A tropical cyclone either enters or develops in the Philippine Area of Responsibility and has an impending threat to any part of the country. No public storm warning signal is in effect in any part of the country.
Metro Manila and the rest of Central Luzon may expect only occasional rains while the rest of the country will have isolated thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
In a briefing, meteorologist Sam Duran said that while the rains will not be as heavy as those dumped by Egay over the weekend, the land is already saturated, so more rains may cause flash floods and landslides.
Falcon was forecast to move west northwest at a rather faster pace of 20 kph than that of Egay at 7-9 kph, so that by Friday evening it is expected to be 625 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, and out of the PAR