Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tropical Storm Linfa (Egay) Update #6

Issued (16 UTC) 12am PhT 070615

Tropical Storm Linfa (Bagyong Egay) is now moving into the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) after making landfall in Luzon Saturday morning. The storm center was last located approximately 130km southwest of Laoag City or about 380km north northwest of Manila. Maximum sustained winds are at 85kph with gusts of up to 110kph. TS Linfa is currently moving northwestward at 20kph.

As of 11pm this evening, PAGASA has issued Public Storm Warning Signal #2 for Batanes, Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Abra. Signal #1 is in effect for Pangasinan, Isabela, Benguet, La Union, Mt. Province, and Ifugao.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the core of Tropical Storm Linfa is now moving over the waters of the South China Sea. TS Linfa made landfall in Isabela yesterday morning (Sunday) and exited through Ilocos Norte. Bands of light to moderate rains still continue, however, with the southwesterly inflow still bringing moisture across Central Luzon including parts of Metro Manila. Wet weather will continue through the night and into the morning.

Tropical Storm Linfa (Bagyong Egay) is now forecast to turn northward away from the Philippines. Expect unsettled weather to linger through later this evening, especially across Northern Luzon. Up to 200mm of rainfall were recorded in some parts of Luzon, causing flash floods and landslides. Local government in numerous cities have also canceled school and offices due to widespread flooding. TS Linfa should now move northward and is expected to affect Taiwan by tomorrow.

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