Typhoon Santi weakens, Zambales, Bataan under Signal No. 1-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
MANILA (Updated)-- Typhoon Santi (international name Nari) weakened after crossing Central Luzon and it is now over the West Philippine Sea.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 10 a.m. Saturday, the eye of the typhoon was seen over the West Philippine Sea, 100 km west of Iba, Zambales.
Santi packed winds of about 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 km. It is seen to move west at 22 kph.
Pagasa said, "Typhoon Santi is expected to be at 470 km West of Iba, Zambales by Sunday morning or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR)."
Signal Number 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours):
All other storm signals were already lowered.
Pagasa also said that Santi contained moderate to heavy rain within its 400 km diameter.
"Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas," it added.
Another weather disturbance, Tropical Storm Tino (international name Wipha), will continue to gain strength as it moves northwestward. US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center said it will track north. Pagasa earlier said that it is not expected to hit the Philippines and might just stay briefly within PAR. (SFP/Sunnex)