Santi has intensified into a typhoon and has entered Philippine seas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.
It is said to affect the Philippines Friday evening or Saturday morning and is expected to hit either Central or Southern Luzon. Santi is also likely to become a “super typhoon” as it is now packing winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph). Pagasa placed Polilio Island under storm signal No. 2 while areas under signal No. 1 were: Isabela, Ifugao, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur.