Typhoon signal no. 4 over Cagayan, Isabela

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 2) The Philippine Atmospherics, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration put Cagayan and Isabela provinces under signal number 4, the highest public storm alert, as typhoon Juan showed no sign of weakening late Sunday afternoon.
The storm warning also extended to the Calayan and Babuyan Groups of Islands.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Juan's wind strength increased to 225 kilometers per hour, with gustiness at 260 kph. Juan is moving westward at 22 kph.

Storm signal warnings have also been raised over Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Kalinga Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija.
As of Sunday afternoon, foreign meteorological agencies have tagged typhoon Juan, which has been threatening northern Philippines, a super-typhoon due to its intensity.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii, which is manned by the United States Navy, classified Megi, the international name of Juan, as a super-typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 149 knots and gustiness of 170 knots.
The Hong Kong Observatory also identified Megi as a “super-typhoon” with winds at 195 kph. The Japan Meteorological Agency described Megi as a “very intense” tropical cyclone.