Typhoon “QUIEL” has maintained its strength and is now over the West Philippine Sea, weather expert at Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported as of 11:00 p.m, October 1.
PAGASA said, “the cyclone is still strong enough to keep storm signals hoisted over 20 provinces.”
PAGASA weather bulletin at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, “the Eye of Typhoon “QUIEL” was located based on radar, satellite and surface data at 40 km West Northwest of Baguio City (16.5°N 120.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move West at 26 kph.”
Meanwhile, PAGASA advised of storm surges and big waves on the western seaboard of Luzon, with scattered to widespread rains from the typhoon-enhanced Southwest Monsoon.
Here’s the updated areas having Public Storm Warning Signal
Signal No. 2
Signal No. 1
Babuyan grp. of Islands