After a striking the area of Luzon, Super Typhoon Juan is now heading or moving toward South China Sea, according to PAGASA’s 11:00 p.m. advisory.
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A satellite image of super typhoon Juan (Megi) as it left Luzon's western coast Monday night. (DOST-PAGASA image)
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Super typhoon Juan (international name, Megi) has left land and was already off the coast of La Union, weather bureau PAGASA said during its last briefing on Monday.
The typhoon’s eye was located around 80 kilometers west-northwest of Baguio City and moving toward the South China Sea, according to PAGASA’s 11:00 p.m. advisory.
The weather disturbance, the strongest typhoon in the world this year so far, was still packing maximum winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 195 kph.
It was moving west-northwest at 20 kph and was expected to be 440 km from Tuguegarao City on Tuesday night.
Public storm signal number 3 remained hoisted over Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Pangasinan.
Signal Number 2 remained over Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, and Zambales.
Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Bataan, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Batanes, the Babuyan group of islands, the Calayan group, northern Quezon, Polilio Island, and Lubang Island were still under signal number 1.
Typhoon Juan Update PAGASA. Visit PAGASA website for more information at http://www.pagasa.gov.ph/
Issued At: 5:00 a.m., 17 October 2010
Valid Beginning: 5:00 a.m. today until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow
At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Typhoon "JUAN" was located based on satellite and surface data at 630 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.7°N 128.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. Forecast to move West at 24 kph.
See Satellite Image of Typhoon Juan for 5 a.m., 17 October 2010