Typhoon Chedeng, international name Maysak, may not make landfall on Saturday as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said the movement of the typhoon has slowed down.
The weather agency in the Philippines said Chedeng could make landfall in Aurora-Isabela area on Easter Sunday, when most of the Christian Filipinos travel via boats and planes to go back to their work the following day.
Pagasa also delayed the raising of public storm signals from Thursday afternoon to Thursday night because of the slow movement of the typhoon.
“Typhoon Chedeng has slightly weakened as it continues to move in a West Northwest direction,” Pagasa said.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 150 – 200 km radius of the typhoon.
Within the next 12 hours, Pagasa will raise Public Storm Warning Signal #1 over Bicol and Samar Provinces. Hence, sea travel over these areas will be possibly suspended.
It is estimated to make landfall over eastern coast of Aurora or Isabela by late Saturday (April 4) to early Sunday (April 5)
The public is alerted against possible flashfloods over low-lying areas and landslides along mountain slopes particularly over Aurora-Isabela area.
Storm surges and sea surface waves of up to 4 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Samar, Bicol and Aurora-Quezon.
Fisherfolks are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and of Visayas. – BusinessNewsAsia.com