Odette now a typhoon; No. 1 up over extreme N. Luzon–Pagasa

A+
A
A-

MT Satellite image September 19, 2013, Thursday, 6:32AM. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

MANILA, Philippines —Four areas in extreme Northern Luzon were placed under storm Signal No. 1 as Odette (international name Usagi) intensified into a typhoon on Thursday.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration raised Signal No. 1 in the following areas:

Batanes Grp. of Is.
Apayao
Isabela
Cagayan
Calayan
Babuyan Grp. of Island

The typhoon was last observed 630 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 160 kph.

It was moving swiftly west at 13 kph.

It will enhance the southwest monsoon, with heavy to intense rains within its 500 kilometer-diameter.

Moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and over the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against flashfloods and landslides.

Pagasa warned that sea travel would be risky over the seaboards of Occidental Mindoro and Palawan and over the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon and of Visayas.

The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday.

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos