Tropical Cyclone HAIMA (locally named LAWIN) made landfall in Penablanca (Cagayan province) on 19 October at 15.00 UTC, as a very intense Typhoon, with max. sustained winds of 200-220 km/h. After the landfall it continued moving over the provinces of Apayao and Ilocos Norte, slightly weakening, and it reached the South China Sea late on 19 October. On 20 October at 6.00 UTC its center was located over the South China Sea and it had max. sustained winds of 167 km/h (Typhoon). During its passage, strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge affected northern Luzon. A storm surge peak of about 20 cm was measured in Currimao, on the west side of North Philippines. This measurement was not in the area of largest impact. The peak was correctly predicted by the JRC calculation system.
Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move out from the Philippine Area of Responsibility, weakening, and it may approach the coasts of Guangdong (China) and Hong Kong on 21 October morning (UTC), possibly as a Typhoon. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge could affect Guangdong and Hong Kong. JRC calculations estimate a max. storm surge of the order of 2.1 m in Jiesheng (Guangdong, China) on 21 October at 5.00 UTC. As of 20 October, China Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Warning for Typhoon in the southern provinces of the country.
Local media, as of 20 October, reported four people have been killed (of which two in Benguet and two more in Ifugao), over 90 600 people have been evacuated in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and CAR. They also reported damages in several houses damaged and one evacuation center, power outages and blocked roads due to landslides in northern Luzon, especially in Cagayan province.
Sources: GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA, NDRRMC, JMA, NOAA , Local media