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Typhoon Falcon further intensifies while over PH sea
Typhoon Falcon further intensifies while over PH sea
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Typhoon Falcon further intensifies while over PH sea
by Ellicia Del Mundo31 July 2023
Photo courtesy: PAGASA Twitter

Typhoon Falcon has further intensified while it is traveling north-northwestward over the Philippine Sea on Monday morning, the state weather bureau said in its latest bulletin.

According to PAGASA, the center of the eye of Falcon was last seen 1,070 kilometers East of Extreme Northern Luzon as of 4 AM.

It is packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 km per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph and is moving north-northwestward at the speed of 15 kph.

"Over the Philippine Sea, FALCON is forecast to move north northwestward or northwestward today while slightly accelerating then turn west northwestward tomorrow while starting to decelerate," the state weather bureau said.

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PAGASA said Falcon will reach peak intensity in the next two days.

Typhoon Falcon is forecasted to leave the country's area of responsibility on Tuesday evening, August 1, or Wednesday afternoon, August 2.

Once it is outside by Tuesday or Wednesday, PAGASA said Falcon will pass close or possibly make landfall over Okinawa Islands in the Ryukyu Archipelago.

No Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) is hoisted in any part of the country due to the typhoon at this moment.

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Meanwhile, the enhanced Southwest Monsoon or habagat will continue to bring occasional to monsoon rains over the western portion of Luzon in the next three days.

The state weather bureau has lifted the gale warning in any coastal areas in the country, but it noted that Falcon will still cause moderate to rough seas over the seaboards of northern, western, and southern Luzon.

"Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing over these waters. If inexperienced or operating ill-equipped vessels, avoid navigating in these conditions," it advised.

Falcon has developed into a typhoon on Sunday evening.

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