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Typhoon Falcon maintains strength as it exits PAR
Typhoon Falcon maintains strength as it exits PAR
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Typhoon Falcon maintains strength as it exits PAR
by Ellicia Del Mundo01 August 2023
Photo courtesy: PAGASA Facebook page

Typhoon Falcon has maintained its strength as heads toward the southeast of Okinawa Islands in Japan, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday, August 1.

In its 5 AM bulletin, PAGASA said Falcon was last tracked 925 kilometers east northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon, and is heading northwestward at the speed of 20 kph.

It is packed with a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.

The state weather bureau forecasted that Falcon will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Tuesday evening or tomorrow evening.

But it noted that it is not ruling out the possibility that Falcon may develop into a super typhoon as well as the hoisitng of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS).

"FALCON is potentially at its peak intensity at this time and likely to maintain its strength for the next 48 hours," it said.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Falcon may enter the East China Sea on Wednesday or early Thursday.

Occasional to Monsoon rains will still be felt in the western portion of Luzon due to the Southwest Monsoon or habagat.

Meanwhile, the areas of Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan, the central and southern portions of Aurora,

Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, and most of Ilocos Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and

Western Visayas will have gusty conditions due to the enhanced habagat.

No gale warning is in effect but PAGASA said enhanced habagat will cause moderate to rough seas over the coastal waters along the northern, western, and southern seaboards of 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," the state weather bureau advised.

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