State weather bureau PAGASA hoisted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 2 over Cavite and neighboring provinces on Tuesday morning as tropical storm Dante maintained its strength while moving towards southern Luzon.
The country’s 4th tropical cyclone this year was last spotted northwestern coastal waters of Romblon, Romblon or 115 km southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro as of 10 a.m., PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. weather bulletin.
The tropical storm continues to move west-southwestward at 20 kilometers per hour, heading to the eastern coast of Oriental Mindoro.
It still has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center, with gusts of up to 90 kph.
Under signal no.2, winds of greater 60 to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 24 hours.
Below is the complete list of areas under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 11 am on Tuesday.
Signal no. 2
The northern and central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Roxas, Bongabong, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud)
The northern and central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Santa Cruz, Paluan, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, Lubang Islands),
The southwestern portion of Bulacan (Calumpit, Bulacan, City of Malolos, Paombong, Hagonoy)
The western portion of Pampanga (Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan, Lubao, Floridablanca, Porac, Guagua, Santa Rita, Angeles City, Mabalacat City, Minalin, Bacolor),
The western portion of Tarlac (Bamban, Capas, San Jose, Mayantoc, Camiling, Santa Ignacia, San Clemente)
The western portion of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Anda, Bani, Agno, Burgos, Infanta, Dasol, City of Alaminos, Mabini, Sual, Labrador,Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Santa Barbara,Mangaldan, Dagupan City,Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen)
Signal no. 1
The northern portion of Palawan (Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands)
The rest of Oriental Mindoro
The rest of Occidental Mindoro
The western portion of Quezon (Lucena City, City of Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucban, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Padre Burgos)
The western and central portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Pagsanjan, Santa Cruz, Majayjay, Magdalena, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Pila, Victoria, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Bay, Alaminos, Los Baños, City of Calamba, Cabuyao City, City of Santa Rosa, City of Biñan, City of San Pedro)
The rest of Pampanga
The rest of Tarlac
The western portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabiao, San Antonio, City of Gapan, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Jaen, Zaragoza, Licab, Guimba, Cuyapo, Nampicuan, Talugtug, Quezon, Aliaga, Santa Rosa)
The rest of Pangasinan
The southern portion of Benguet (Itogon, Tuba, Sablan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Kapangan, Tublay)
The northern portion of Antique (Valderrama, Bugasong, Laua-An, Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi, Sebaste, Pandan, Libertad, Caluya)
The northwestern portion of Iloilo (Lambunao, Calinog, Bingawan)
Dante is forecast to maintain its strength until it makes landfall over mainland Luzon.
PAGASA added further land interaction will weaken it into a tropical depression Wednesday night.
This is a developing story.