Typhoon Chedeng update issued by PAGASA at 11 pm May 25, said that the tropical storm has intensified and will pass through the Bicol region and eastern Visayas, according to a report on its official website on Wednesday, May 26.
PAGASA weather forecast issued at 5 p.m., said that Typhoon Chedeng was located at 310 east of Catarman, Northern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph.
It is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of Aurora and Isabela at around 2 p.m. Friday while moving northwest at 15 kph.
PAGASA forecast Typhoon Chedeng to be 230 km north of Catarman, or 140 km northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Thursday afternoon.
Based on PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin No. 11, Public Storm Warning Signal number were raised in the following areas:
- Camarines Norte,
- Camarines Sur,
- Eastern Samar, and
- Northern Samar.
Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1 are up in the following areas:
- Ticao and Burias islands,
- Quezon (including Polilio Island),
- Biliran island, and
- Northern Leyte.
The next PAGASA weather forecast on Typhoon Chedeng is expected at 5 am, May 26, 2011.