MANILA – Only Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 has been hoisted on some areas in Luzon as Typhoon Karding slightly weakened, the weather bureau said Monday.
These areas are the central and western portions of Pangasinan (Santa Barbara, Bayambang, Mangaldan, Dagupan City, Calasiao, San Carlos City, Basista, Urbiztondo, Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Binmaley, Lingayen, Labrador, Sual, City of Alaminos, Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Mabini, Dasol, Infanta, Malasiqui, Alcala, Bautista), Zambales, the western portion of Tarlac (Camiling, San Clemente, Santa Ignacia, San Jose, Mayantoc, Capas, Bamban), and the northwestern portion of Pampanga (Mabalacat City, Angeles City, Porac, Floridablanca).
Areas under Signal No. 1 may experience gale-force conditions and strong breeze, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
"Karding" now packs maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It was last tracked 230 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are possible over Zambales, Bataan, Lubang Islands, and the western portion of Pangasinan.
Scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are likely, especially in areas highly susceptible to these hazards.
Meanwhile, rough to very rough seas will prevail over the western seaboard of Northern Luzon (Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan) and Central Luzon (Zambales, Bataan).
Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves, PAGASA said.
"Karding" is forecast to re-intensify and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday night. (PNA)