Typhoon Juan (international name Megi) changed direction as it continued to bear down on Northern Luzon.
Storm signal number 4 remains hoisted over Cagayan and Isabela provinces, while Batanes, Calayan, the Babuyan group of islands, Apayao, Kalinga, the Mountain Province, Ifugao, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and Northern Aurora are under signal number 3.
locos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Benguet, and rest of Aurora were placed under storm signal number 2 while signal number 1 was declared in Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Polillio Island, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Northern Quezon, Metro Manila, and Rizal.
The typhoon slightly slowed down as it moves west-southwest at 20 kilometers per hour (kph), PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. briefing. Animated loops [ loop 1, loop 2 ] of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's satellite shots on the weather disturbance showed Juan moving downward as as it nears land. The typhoon now packs maximum winds of 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph.
Tropical Storm Risk , a London-based company that provides real-time mapping and prediction of tropical cyclones worldwide, said Juan is a category 5 super typhoon, the highest rating.