Typhoon Ompong has made landfall over Baggao, Cagayan early Saturday morning, weather officials confirmed.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the typhoon officially hit land at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 15.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 15) – Typhoon Ompong has made landfall over Baggao, Cagayan early Saturday morning, weather officials confirmed. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the typhoon officially hit land at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Typhoon warning Signal No.
By CNN Philippines staff
Updated 05:14 AM PHT Sat, September 15, 2018
Typhoon warning Signal No. 4 has been raised over parts of Northern Luzon, including Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Northern Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, and the Babuyan Group of Islands.
In a 2 a.m. weather update, PAGASA said the eye of Typhoon Ompong was located at 90 kilometers east-northeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
Ompong maintained maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 285 kph, the weather bureau said. It is moving west northwest at 35 kph.
Moderate to occasionally heavy rains are expected in Metro Manila during the weekend, as Typhoon warning Signal No. 1 is raised over the area.
The southwest monsoon (Habagat) will meanwhile continue to enhance the typhoon, bringing gusty winds with occasional moderate to heavy rains over the Visayas region.
Residents living near river channels, low-lying areas, and mountainous areas are advised to take caution against possible flooding and landslides.
The weather bureau earlier said Ompong is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Saturday afternoon or evening.
Other storm warning signals have been raised all over the country:
As of 2 a.m. Saturday, September 15:
Signal No. 3:
Signal No. 2:
Northern Quezon (including Polillo Island)
Signal No. 1:
Rest of Quezon