Typhoon Rosita (international codename Yutu) has been spotted at 410 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, at 10 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018. It has slightly weakened as it approaches northern Luzon, PAGASA said.
State weather bureau PAGASA stated that Bagyong Rosita was carrying maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 180 kph.
It is forecast to move west southwest at 20 kph.
Signal No. 3 is up in:
- Northern Aurora
Signal No. 2 is up in:
- Ilocos Sur
- Mountain Province
- La Union
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- Northern Quezon including Polillo Island
- Southern Aurora
Signal No. 1, meanwhile, is up in:
- Southern Quezon
- Ilocos Norte
- Batanes and Babuyan group of Islands
- Metro Manila
- Camarines Norte
Moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is expected over Northern and Central Luzon starting tonight (29 Oct). (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, October 29)
Residents in Northern and Central Luzon, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with the local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Typhoon Rosita is expected to make landfall over Southern Isabela-Northern Aurora area by tomorrow morning (30 Oct) and traverse Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet and La Union.
PAGASA warned that flash floods and landslides are possible in areas in the typhoon’s path. There might also be storm surges in coastal areas of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, and Aurora.
Typhoon Rosita is expected to be in the vicinity of San Agustin, Isabela by Tuesday morning, 250 km West Southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur by Wednesday morning, 445 km West Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur or outside PAR by Thursday morning, and 560 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte or outside PAR by Friday morning.
Sea travel is also risky in the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals, as well as in the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
A gale warning was issued at 5 am on Monday for Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Calayan, Cagayan, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, the eastern coast of Albay, the eastern coast of Sorsogon, the eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Surigao, Siargao, and Dinagat Islands.
Seas off those areas are rough to very rough, with wave heights reaching 2.6 meters to 4.5 meters.
PAGASA advised fishermen and others with small vessels not to set sail in areas covered by the gale warning. Larger vessels should watch out for big waves.
Based on Rosita’s latest forecast track, it will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday, October 31.