PAGASA also said there is a chance Gorio may pass Metro Manila Sunday morning, and exit the Philippine area of responsibility Monday morning.
A report by radio dzBB’s Paulo Santos quoted Perez as saying Gorio may pass Metro Manila’s southern part Sunday.
But Perez also allayed fears of Gorio causing dams in Luzon to overflow. “Walang [pang dam na] umaabot sa high water level,” he said.
PAGASA’s 5 p.m. advisory said that as of 4 p.m., Gorio was estimated at 40 km southeast of Legazpi City, with maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
It was moving northwest at 24 kph and is expected to be 60 km northwest of Iba, Zambales Sunday afternoon, “after passing Metro Manila in the morning.”
By Monday afternoon it is expected to be 560 km northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur, and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
The 20 areas under Storm Signal No. 2 include:
Masbate including Ticao
Quezon including Polilio Island
The 14 areas under Signal No. 1 are:
Mindoro Provinces including Lubang Island
“Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under signals 2 and 1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone,” PAGASA said.
PAGASA also said Gorio may bring rainfall of 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter. — LBG, GMA News