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Pagasa: ‘Ompong’ weakens, will exit PAR on Saturday evening

/ 02:15 PM September 15, 2018

Updated @ 6:49 p.m., Sept. 15, 2018

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Typhoon “Ompong” (International name: Mangkhut) has weakened by Saturday and is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by evening, the state weather bureau said in a press conference.

Philippine Atmospheric. Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Assistant Weather Services Chief Rene Paciente said Ompong was last spotted 30 kilometers west of Laoag City.

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It has weakened since it made landfall at 1:40 a.m. Saturday with maximum sustained winds of 170 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 260 kph.

As of 4 p.m., the typhoon was moving at 25 kph west-northwest of Laoag City with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph with a gustiness reaching up to 195 kph, Ariel Rojas, Pagasa weather specialist, said in a press briefing on Saturday.

The weather bureau said that, while “Ompong” will exit PAR Saturday evening, its outer spiral will still affect the country.  /muf /atm

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