TYPHOON Perla is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Sunday evening, October 20, or early Monday morning, October 21, said the state weather bureau.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Perla was last seen at 3 p.m. Sunday, 890 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.
Perla currently moves northeast at 30 kilometers per hour (km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near its center and gusts of up to 160 km/h.
Pagasa said that no tropical cyclone wind is in effect over any part of the country. However, it added that occasional gusts may occur over extreme northern Luzon until Monday due to the prevailing northeasterly surface wind flow.
Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and Cagayan will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains caused by the northeasterly surface windflow.
On the otherhand, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers brought by localized thunderstorms.
Pagasa said that sea travel is risky, especially for small sea vessels, over the seaboards of northern Luzon due to rough sea conditions associated with the northeasterly surface wind flow.
The weather bureau also advised the public and the concerned disaster risk reduction and management council to take appropriate actions. (SunStar Philippines)