Chedeng weakens further as it approaches Aurora

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Chedeng (Maysak) further weakened as it approached Isabela, Aurora, state weather bureau PAGASA said in its 11 pm bulletin, Saturday, April 4. 

Chedeng packs maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 120 km/h. 

Earlier at 5 pm, PAGASA said Chedeng had winds of 115 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 145 km/h.

PAGASA placed 19 areas under storm warning signals, down from 26, as Chedeng is expected to make landfall on Sunday morning, April 5, over the coast of Isabela-Aurora area.

Below is a map and list of storm warning signals issued by PAGASA:

Signal No. 2

(Winds of 61-100 km/h expected in at least 24 hours)

Effects of the wind under Signal No. 2

Signal No. 1

(Winds of 30-60 km/h expected in at least 36 hours)

Effects of the wind under Signal No. 1:

According to PAGASA, estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 120-km radius of the tropical storm. (READ: How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory)

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas placed under storm warning signals 1 and 2 are warned about possible landslides and flashfloods. (READ: NDRRMC warns against floods, landslides in Chedeng areas)

Tropical Storm Chedeng is set to move west-northwest at 20 km/h, PAGASA said.

It will exit landmass through Ilocos Sur by Sunday afternoon and leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday morning, April 6.

The state weather bureau will release its next update on Tropical Storm Chedeng at 5 am on Sunday. – Rappler.com