‘Ompong’ sustains 205-kph winds as it heads to northern Luzon

/ 01:39 AM September 13, 2018

Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Mangkhut) has maintained its strength as it aimed for northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said Wednesday evening.


Signal No. 1 was raised over Camarines Sur and Catanduanes, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Administration said.

Stormy weather is expected in the next 36 hours in these areas.


Ompong packed maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 255 kph.

It was last spotted 1,005 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, moving west-northwest at a speed of 20 kph.

Storm signals may be raised over Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Polilo Islands, Camarines Norte and Albay, Pagasa said.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall over the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday morning.

On Friday, strong winds, storm surges and heavy to intense rains may hit Cagayan and Isabela.

Weather forecaster Gener Quitlong warned of possible storm surges of up to 3 meters over the coast of the two provinces.

Ompong is the strongest tropical cyclone so far to hit the Philippines this year.


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Camarines Sur, International news, Pagasa updates, Philippine news updates, Philippine weather, Typhoon Ompong, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.