‘Betty’ accelerates over the waters east of Aparri, Cagayan

Photo courtesy of PAGASA

Typhoon Betty slightly accelerates northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour over the waters east of Cagayan according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

The state weather bureau said in its bulletin on Monday, 29 May that the typhoon was located 525 km east of Aparri, Cagayan as of 4:00 am.

“Betty” is packing maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h and gustiness of up to 190 km/h, the bulletin added. 

“BETTY will move generally northwestward slowly today and may become slow-moving or almost stationary from tomorrow to mid-Wednesday while over the waters east of Batanes,” PAGASA said. 

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 has been raised over Batanes, the eastern portion of Babuyan Islands (Babuyan Islands, Camiguin Islands, Didicas Islands, Pamuktan Islands), and the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana). 

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 is raised over the rest of Babuyan Islands, the rest of mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, the northeastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Kasibu, Quezon, Solano, Bagabag, Diadi, Villaverde, Bayombong, Ambaguio), Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte, the northern and central portions of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dipaculao, Baler),  Polillo Islands, the northern portion of Catanduanes (Caramoran, Viga, Gigmoto, Panganiban, Bagamanoc, Pandan), the northeastern portion of Camarines Sur (Caramoan, Garchitorena, Lagonoy, Tinambac, Siruma), and the northern portion of Camarines Norte (Vinzons, Paracale, Jose Panganiban, Capalonga, Talisay, Daet, Mercedes, Basud). 

A marine gale warning remains in effect over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

“The typhoon will turn north northeastward or northeastward on late Wednesday or Thursday and gradually accelerate towards the waters east of Taiwan and the southern portion of Ryukyu Islands. BETTY may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday,” PAGASA said. 

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