MANILA (Updated, 7:20 p.m.) -- Fourteen areas in Luzon are now under storm warning signal number 1 as Tropical Depression “Isang” slightly intensified Tuesday afternoon while moving toward Isabela-Cagayan, the country's weather agency reported.
Placed under storm warning signal number 1 are the provinces of Aurora, Quirino, Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands and Batanes Group of Islands.
Isang, the ninth cyclone to visit the country this year, was located at 230 kilometers east northeast of Baler, Aurora as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (Pagasa) 5 p.m. weather bulletin.
The tropical depression is packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and is moving northwest at 15 kph, Pagasa added.