Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest Typhoon “LUIS” is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by tomorrow morning and It is expected to be at 492 km West of Laoag City by tomorrow evening. PSWS #2 Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province and Ilocos Sur PSWS#2 Batanes Group of Islands, Isabela, Ifugao, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Pangasinan PSWS #1 Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quirino and Aurora Public storm warning signals elsewhere are now lowered. -Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #3, #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges of up to 2 meters. -Estimated rainfall amount is from 8 – 20 mm per hour (heavy – Intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon. -The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have monsoon rains with moderate to strong southwesterly surface windflow due to the Southwest Monsoon. – Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the westerm seaboard of Central Luzon and seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas. – The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow. Issued at: 5:00 p.m. 12 September 2014 Valid until: 5:00 p.m. 19 September 2014 Bicol region, MIMAROPA, Visayas, Mindanao and the province of Quezon including Polillo Island will have cloudy skies and light to moderate rains and thunderstorms . Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. This weather scenario will persist until tomorrow (September 13). Meanwhile at 4 pm today, Tropical Storm “LUIS” with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, was estimated at 660 km east of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0°N, 130.9°E). By Sunday morning (September 14), “LUIS” is expected to move closer towards Northern Luzon. Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon including Polillo Island, Catanduanes and the Camarines provinces will experience stormy weather. The rest of Luzon will have rains and gusty winds while Visayas will experience monsoon rains. Mindanao will have partly coudy to cloudy skies with chances of localized rainshowers or thunderstorms. In the afternoon, “LUIS” is expected to make landfall over the Isabela-Cagayan area. Stormy weather will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon by Monday (September 15) as “LUIS” is expected to traverse the Northern Luzon area. Rains and gusty winds will prevail over Metro Manila and CALABARZON while Western Visayas and MIMAROPA will experience monsoon rains due to the enhance “habagat” or southwest monsoon. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. In the afternoon, “LUIS” is expected to have already crossed the landmass of Northern Luzon. By Tuesday (September 16), “LUIS” will continue to move away from the country. However, the Ilocos region will still experience rains and occasional gusty winds while Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Mindoro and Palawan will have occasional rains. The rest of Luzon will have improving weather condition and as with the rest of the country, will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. In the afternoon, “LUIS” is expected to be already outside the northwestern boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Throughout the rest of the outlook period (September 17-19), the whole country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms as the “habagat” or southwest monsoon will weaken while “LUIS” continues to move away from the country. Meanwhile, fisherfolks and those with small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol region, Visayas, and Mindanao. This outlook will be updated as soon as significant changes in the weather pattern occur.