Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
Synopsis: At 2 p.m. today, Tropical Storm "IGME" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 510 kms east northeast of Basco, Batanes (21.5°N, 127.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 115 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. It is moving west at 15 kph.
Forecast: Batanes group of islands will experience stormy weather while the rest of Extreme Northern Luzon will have rains and gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be rough. The rest of the country will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds coming from the southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas except during thunderstorms.