Typhoon Juan has intensified further and now threatens Northern Luzon, according to the National Disaster Risk-Reduction and Management Council.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) released storm signals in the following provinces of the Philippines.
Storm Signal #1 La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan , Nueva Ecija and the Rest of Aurora
Storm Signal #2 Batanes group of Islands, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Northern Aurora
Storm Signal #3 Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands and Isabela.
Philippine Weather Update News as of 3:00 p.m today (Sunday, 17 October 2010) Typhoon “JUAN” was located at 410 km East of Aparri, Cagayan. (18.5°N, 125.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph. Moving Westward at 22 kph. Estimated central pressure: 938 hpa – PAGASA website reports.
In a related news, The Department of Educationon Sunday ordered classes suspended in at least15 areas where storm signal Nos. 2 and 3 were raised on account of typhoon Juan.
For the latest in weather news, call PAGASA new 24-hour hotline at 433- ULAN (433-8526).