‘Odette’ further intensifies: Signal No. 2 up in 14 areas – Pagasa | Inquirer News

‘Odette’ further intensifies: Signal No. 2 up in 14 areas – Pagasa

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:38 PM December 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) further intensified on Wednesday afternoon as it moved west northwestward over the Philippine Sea, said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).


As of 4 p.m, Pagasa said “Odette” was spotted approximately 485 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 160 kph.

It is currently moving west northwestward at 25 kph.


The state weather bureau said damaging gale to storm-force winds are expected within the next 24 hours in these areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2:


  • The southern portion of Eastern Samar (City of Borongan, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Llorente, Lawaan, Balangiga, Giporlos, Quinapondan, General Macarthur, Hernani, Salcedo, Mercedes, Guiuan)
  • Southern portion of Samar (Basey, Marabut, Santa Rita)
  • Southern Leyte
  • Central and southern portions of Leyte (Ormoc City, Jaro, Alangalang, Tacloban City, Palompon, Merida, Isabel, Palo, Santa Fe, Pastrana, Tanauan, Dagami, Tabontabon, Tolosa, Julita, Dulag, Burauen, Albuera, City of Baybay, La Paz, Mayorga, Macarthur, Javier, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato, Matalom, Babatngon)
  • Camotes Islands
  • Eastern portion of Bohol (Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Sierra Bullones, Dagohoy, Talibon, Trinidad, San Miguel, Pilar, Duero, Guindulman, Anda, Candijay, Alicia, Mabini, Ubay, Bien Unido, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia)


  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Northeastern portion of Bukidnon (Impasug-Ong, Malitbog)
  • Eastern portion of Misamis Oriental (Villanueva, Jasaan, Claveria, Balingasag, Lagonglong, Salay, Medina, Gingoog City, Magsaysay, Talisayan, Balingoan, Kinoguitan, Sugbongcogon, Binuangan)

Strong winds are then expected to prevail within the next 36 hours in these areas placed under TCWS No. 1:


  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Southern Portion of Quezon (Guinayangan, Lopez, Macaleleon, General Luna, Catanauan, Buenavista, San Narciso, Mulanay, San Francisco, San Andres)
  • Marinduque
  • Rombol
  • Central and southern portions of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Calintaan, Rizal, San Jose, Magsaysay)
  • Northern portion of Palawan (Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli, El Nido, Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands)


  • Northern Samar
  • Rest of Eastern Samar
  • Rest of Samar
  • Biliran
  • Rest of Leyte
  • Rest of Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Antique
  • Capiz
  • Aklan


  • Northern portion of Davao Oriental (Boston, Cateel)
  • Northern portion of Davao de Oro (Monkayo, Compostela, Montevista, Laak)
  • Northern portion of Davao del Norte (San Isidro, Kapalong)
  • Northwestern and central portions of Bukidnon (City of Malaybalay, Cabanglasan, San Fernando, City of Valencia, Lantapan, Talakag, Baungon, Libona, Sumilao, Manolo Fortich)
  • Rest of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental
  • Northern portion of Lanao del Norte (Iligan City, Tagoloan, Pantar, Baloi, Matungao, Linamon, Kauswagan, Poona Piagapo, Bacolod, Maigo, Kolambugan, Munai)
  • Northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Dumingag, Mahayag, Molave, Josefina)
  • Northwestern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, Dapitan City, La Libertad, Rizal, Sibutad, Siayan, Sindangan, Bacungan, Salug, Godod, Liloy)
  • Northern portion of Lanao del Sur (Tagoloan II, Kapai, Bubong)

Expect heavy rainfall in these areas on Thursday

With this forecast, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, the northern portion of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental, said Pagasa.

Meanwhile, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are expected over Leyte, the southern portions of Eastern Samar and Samar, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte and the rest of Caraga.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains, on the other hand, are expected in the Bicol Region, the rest of Zamboanga del Norte, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and the rest of Visayas and Northern Mindanao.

The typhoon is expected to hit land over Caraga-Eastern Visayas by Thursday afternoon or evening.



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