With Ompong outside of PAR, PAGASA lifts all tropical cyclone warning signals

Stranded commuters stand on a partially flooded road after Typhoon Mangkhut hit the main island of Luzon, in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has lifted all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals as Typhoon Ompong continues to move away from the Philippines and towards Southern China.

Typhoon Ompong left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 9:00PM, Saturday, September 15.

As of 4:00AM, Sunday, September 16, PAGASA positioned the eye of Typhoon Ompong at 570 km west of Basco, Batanes, and reported that the tropical cyclone continues to move west-northwest with a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Ompong has a maximum wind strength of 145 kph near the center and gustiness of about 180 kilometers per hour.

While Typhoon Ompong has left PAR, PAGASA said that the tropical cyclone continues to enhance the southwest monsoon that will bring occasional gusty winds and scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains over Western Visayas, MIMAROPA, Ilocos Region, Batangas, Bataan and Zambales

The agency advised residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living near river channels, in low-lying areas and in mountainous areas, to take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides, and also to coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

PAGASA also told Fisherfolks and small seacrafts to not venture out over the northern and western searboards of Luzon.

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