Only three areas under Signal No. 1 as Quinta further intensifies while leaving PH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) — Typhoon Quinta intensifies further while continuing to move away from Philippine territory, the state weather bureau said in its latest bulletin.

In its 11 pm advisory, PAGASA said Quinta was last located 420 kilometers west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 170 kph.

Only three areas in the country are still under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1: Lubang Island, Calamian Islands, and Kalayaan Islands. These areas may experience prevailing winds of 30-60 kph with light to medium damage to high-risk structures in the next 36 hours.

Strong breeze to gale conditions due to the northeasterly surge will also be felt in areas under Signal No. 1 and will also be felt in Batanes, northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA said moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will be felt in Western Visayas; Occidental Mindoro; Oriental Mindoro; Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Kalayaan Islands; Quezon; Aurora; Isabela; and Cagayan.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas due to Typhoon Quinta.

PAGASA warned of landslides that may occur due to heavy or prolonged rainfall.

Typhoon Quinta earlier made landfall in the following areas: Pola in Oriental Mindoro, Torrijos in Marinduque, Quezon province's San Andres town, Malinao and San Miguel Island in Tabaco City, Albay.

In an interview with CNN Philippines' New Day, PAGASA weather forecaster Chis Perez said Quinta is expected to exit Philippine territory via Occidental Mindoro Provinces on Tuesday.

Another low pressure area may enter the country on Wednesday or Thursday morning, but is less likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours, PAGASA said.