Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may prevail on Friday over northern portions of Palawan, including Calamian islands and Cuyo town, as tropical storm “Ineng” slows down while maintaining its strength.

A weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) late Thursday afternoon said residents in the said areas, particularly those dwelling in places identified to be “highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides”, are advised to take precautionary measures.

They are also advised to coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction management offices and continue to watch out for weather updates.

PAGASA said Ineng is less likely to make landfall in the country, but intensification to severe tropical storm is possible.

Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas due to potentially rough sea conditions.

At 4 p.m. on August 22, the center of “Ineng” was estimated based on all available data at 670 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, moving west northwest at 10 kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.

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