Typhoon Goni enters PAR; takes the name Ineng

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According to PAGASA, Typhoon Ineng is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon or "habagat" in the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Thursday (August 20) until next week.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Typhoon Goni has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at around 12 p.m. on Tuesday (August 18), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). It was assigned the name Ineng.

According to PAGASA, Ineng's current location is at 1420 km east of Aparri, Cagayan. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 170 kph and gustiness of up to 205 kph.

Ineng is forecast to move west northwest at 25 kph.

PAGASA weather forecaster Manny Mendoza told CNN Philippines on Tuesday that two scenarios are being looked at.

He said the first scenario is that the typhoon could make landfall on Batanes by Friday, while another scenario is that it would recurve towards Taiwan and then to Japan without making landfall in the country.

Ineng is expected to exit the PAR by Saturday morning but it is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon or "habagat" in the western section of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Thursday (August 20) until next week.

Mendoza added that Signals No. 1 to 2 could be raised over the extreme northern Luzon in the following days.