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‘Goring’ weakens into typhoon

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday that “Goring”has weakened into a typhoon.

Signal No. 1 remains up in Batanes, Babuyan Islands, the northern and eastern portions of mainland Cagayan (Camalaniugan, Pamplona, Gonzaga, Santa Teresita, Baggao, Buguey, Santa Ana, Claveria, Aparri, Ballesteros, Abulug, Sanchez-Mira, Santa Praxedes, Allacapan, Lal-Lo, Lasam, Peñablanca, Iguig, Amulung, Gattaran and Alcala), the eastern portion of Isabela (Dinapigue, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Ilagan City, Tumauini, San Pablo, Cabagan, Maconacon, Divilacan and Palanan), the northern and central portions of Aurora (Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dilasag, Baler, Dipaculao, Maria Aurora and San Luis), Polillo Islands, the northern and eastern portions of Camarines Norte (Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Paracale, Vinzons, Talisay, Daet and Mercedes) including Calaguas Islands, the northeastern portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Lagonoy, Garchitorena and Caramoan), and the northern portion of Catanduanes (Panganiban, Caramoran, Viga, Bagamanoc and Pandan).

The typhoon, located at 210 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, is moving southeastward at 15 kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.

Weather specialist Obet Badrina said Goring is forecast to slightly weaken further in the next 12 hours.

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