Typhoon Egay continues to weaken; Signal No. 2 still up in 7 areas
Typhoon Egay continues to weaken; Signal No. 2 still up in 7 areas
Typhoon Egay continues to weaken; Signal No. 2 still up in 7 areas
by Ellicia Del Mundo27 July 2023
Photo courtesy: PAGASA Facebook

The state weather bureau has removed Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) No. 3 and No. 4 in several areas as Typhoon Egay continue to weaken while over the Luzon Strait on Thursday morning.

As of 4 AM, PAGASA located the center of the eye of the Typhoon at 195 kilometers West of Basco, Batanes.

It has maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, gustiness of up to 185 kph, and central pressure of 955 hPa and is moving northwestward at the speed of 15 kph.

Egay is forecasted to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the morning or afternoon of Thursday and is expected to make landfall in Fujian, China on Friday morning.


"EGAY is forecast to slightly weaken prior to its landfall over China. Rapid weakening is expected once EGAY makes landfall over mainland China and moves further inland," the state weather bureau added.

TCWS Signal No. 2 is hoisted in the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • The northern and central portion of Ilocos Sur (Magsingal, San Esteban, Banayoyo, Burgos, City of Candon, Santiago, San Vicente, Santa Catalina, Lidlidda, Nagbukel, Sinait, San Ildefonso, Galimuyod, City of Vigan, San Emilio, Cabugao, Caoayan, San Juan, Santa, Bantay, Santo Domingo, Santa Maria, Narvacan)

TCWS No. 1 is up in the areas of:

  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • the rest of Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • the northern portion of Zambales (Botolan, Iba, Candelaria, Cabangan, Palauig, Santa Cruz, Masinloc)

PAGASA noted that western portions of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon will continue to experience occasional to monsoon rains due to Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Egay.


As of 8 AM, the state weather bureau issued red rainfall warning over southern Antique while an orange warning over Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, central Antique, southwestern Iloilo, and southern Negros Occidental.

Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, and western Batangas are placed under yellow warning.

Light to moderate rains is expected in the areas under yellow and orange warnings and heavy rains are anticipated in areas under red warning.

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