MANILA—Tropical cyclone Ineng has intensified into a severe tropical storm Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said. The weather disturbance is now packing 95 kph maximum sustained winds, with gusts of up to 115 kph, weather specialist Ariel Rojas said. Tropical cyclone wind signal number 2, which could experience 60 to 120 kph winds within 24 hours, was raised over Batanes. Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, northern Abra and Ilocos Norte remain under signal number 1, which could experience 30 to 60 kph winds within 36 hours. Ineng was last spotted 580 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and is moving northwest at a speed of 20 kph. Rojas said moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Batanes, Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos Norte and Apayao. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may prevail over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, northern portions of Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands and the rest of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley. PAGASA warned residents at risk of landslide and flood to take precautionary measures and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices. Sea travel also remains risky over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to potentially rough sea conditions, the agency added. Ineng is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday night, Aug. 24 or Sunday morning, Aug. 25. Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.