#LawinPH makes landfall in southern Cagayan

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The national weather bureau said super typhoon Lawin (international name: Haima) made landfall over southern Cagayan late Wednesday evening.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Lawin hit the town of Peñablanca, S. Cagayan at 11 p.m., the same time the state weather bureau was giving an update on the super typhoon.

Lawin is packing maximum sustained winds of 225 kph and gustiness of up to 315 kph. It is expected to move west northwest at 25 kph, crossing Apayao and Ilocos Norte.


Tropical cyclone warning signals have been raised over the following areas:

Signal No. 5

  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Northern Abra
  • Ilocos Norte

Signal No. 4

  • the rest of Abra
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Mt. Province
  • Ifugao
  • Calayan Group of islands

Signal No. 3

  • La Union
  • Benguet
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • northern Aurora

Signal No. 2

  • Batanes group of islands
  • Pangasinan
  • the rest of of Aurora
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • northern Zambales
  • northern Quezon including Polillo islands

Signal No. 1

  • the rest of Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Pampanga
  • Rizal
  • the rest of Quezon
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Metro Manila

Typhoon Lawin is expected to exit the Philippines by Thursday evening.