Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) landed in Gattaran, Cagayan at 12:30 on Wednesday, July 17, and is now heading towards the Babuyan Group of Islands.
In a newsletter published on Wednesday 5 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Falcon is already over the coastal waters of Aparri, Cagayan, en route to Babuyan’s direction.
It mildly accelerated, now moving southwest at 35 kilometers per hour (km / h) from 30 km / h in Wednesday’s wee hours. For a tropical cyclone, this is quick.
Falcon remains to have peak winds of 65 km / h and rainfall of up to 80 km / h.
Falcon also continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, which is triggering rain as well.
Residents of those areas must stay on alert for possible flash floods and landslides, especially in high-risk zones.
Sea travel also remains risky on the seaboards of areas under Signal Nos. 1 and 2, and on the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the seaboard of Southern Luzon, and the eastern and western seaboards of the Visayas.
Falcon is expected to leave the Philippine Responsibility Area on Friday, July 19.