Typhoon Quiel (International: Nalgae) packing winds of 213 kilometers per hour is approaching the Eastern seaboard of Luzon. Quiel is a Category 4 storm. It is projected to be North East of Baguio City at 3PM local time, today with current projections downgrading Quiel to Category 3 strength as it makes it way past Northern Luzon. These projections may change at anytime.
PAGASA notes that the estimated total rainfall over Magat Dam catchment during the passage of Typhoon Quiel is 200-400 mm. While over at Angat Dam, they estimate total rainfall ranges from 80-100 mm starting later today, due to monsoon rains. Within the 500 kilometer diameter of Quiel, estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 25 mm per hour.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration determined that Quiel would make landfall at Isabela province, today and be at Ilocos Sur, by tomorrow morning.
The following provinces are at signal no. 3: Isabela, Northern Aurora, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.
The provinces of Cagayan, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, Rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Northern Quezon including Polillo Island are under signal no. 2.
Rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands and Metro Manila are now under signal no. 1.