In its 5:00 a.m., October 19, 2016 severe weather bulletin, Typhoon Lawin was last spotted at 535 km East of Casiguran, Aurora(16.1°N, 127.1°E).
Expected to intensify into a supertyphoon before hitting land, #LawinPH has accelerated and intensified further as it continues to move towards Northern Luzon at 26 kph carrying maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph.
It is expected to be 30 km East of Tuguegarao, Cagayan by Thursday morning, 420 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR) by Friday morning, and 805 km West Northwest of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) by Saturday morning.
PAGASA said Lawin is expected to make landfall over Cagayan Area by Thursday early morning (Oct. 20) then will cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte.
Signal No. 2 was raised over Cagayan including Calayan Group of Islands, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Qurino.
Signal No. 1 was raised over Batanes group of Islands,La Union, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Rest of Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes and Metro Manila. These areas can expect intermittent rains with occasional gusty winds in the next 36 hours, PAGASA said.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 700 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and the northern and eastern seaboards of Samar.