STY Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 raised in Batanes, Babuyan
STY Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 raised in Batanes, Babuyan
STY Goring maintains strength; Signal No. 2 raised in Batanes, Babuyan
by Ellicia Del Mundo30 August 2023
Photo courtesy: PAGASA

Super Typhoon (STY) Goring maintains its strength while continuously moving away from Extreme Northern Luzon and now heading towards Basco, Batanes, the latest monitoring of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday showed.

As of 10 AM, the state weather bureau said it tracked the center of the eye of Super Typhoon Goring at 125 kilometers (km) west southwest of Basco, Batanes.

Goring has maximum sustained winds of 195 km per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 240 kph.

It is accelerating west northwestward at the speed of 15 kph and is expected to move mainly west northwestward path across the Luzon Strait.


With this development, PAGASA lifted the Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 4 and 3 in some areas.

But the following areas remain under TCWS No. 1 and 2:

TCWS No. 2:

  • Batanes
  • Babuyan Islands

TCWS No. 1:

  • Ilocos Norte
  • The northern portion of Abra (Tineg, Lagayan, Danglas)
  • Ilocos Sur (Sinait, Cabugao, San Juan)
  • Apayao
  • Northern and central portion of Cagayan (Amulung, Santo Niño, Piat, Rizal, Lasam, Gattaran, Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-Lo, Santa Teresita, Buguey, Baggao, Alcala, Camalaniugan, Aparri, Allacapan, Ballesteros, Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez-Mira, Pamplona, Abulug)


PAGASA reiterated that its forecast have showed that Goring will remain in the super typhoon category until it successfully departed from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.

It said that Goring may travel over mainland China by Saturday, and make possible landfall in this country by Sunday.

Meanwhile, Gusty conditions are still expected over areas that are not under any TCWS, especially in coastal and upland or mountainous areas exposed to winds, due to the enhanced southwest monsoon.

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