Typhoon Lawin is now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It is located 950 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte and expected to move 25 km/h west northwest. Lawin has maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h and gustiness of up to 230 km/h.
While Typhoon Lawin is still at the sea, forecasters warned that it could gain maximum strength of 220 km/h. It is then projected to hit Cagayan, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte on Thursday morning and will exit PAR on Friday.
Signal number 1 is currently up over Cagayan including Calayan group of islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Northern Aurora, Polillo Islands and Catanduanes, according to PAGASA weather bureau.
Meanwhile, Davao region and Soccsksargen region will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
All breeders in Northern Luzon are advised to secure their chickens, particularly those under a year old as they don’t have the sense to take cover during rain.
Ensure that your chickens are locked inside their coop. Clear debris in your garden and secure ample amount of food on hand.
Make sure that your flocks are placed in an area where the temperature is less likely to drop. Flocks are susceptible to hypothermia during cold weather, which gives them the feeling of coldness. Symptoms of hypothermia are eagerness to go outside the coop and inability to move.