Synopsis: At 2 a.m. today, Typhoon "IGME" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 280 kms north northeast of Basco, Batanes (23.0°N, 122.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is moving west northwest at 15 kph.
Forecast: Extreme Northern Luzon will experience stormy weather. The rest of Northern Luzon will have rains and gusty winds and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have monsoon rains. The rest of Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds coming from the south and southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas except during thunderstorms. (PAGASA)