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‘Chedeng’ weakens further, but storm surges still likely in eastern PH

/ 12:35 PM April 02, 2015

Typhoon-Maysak-Chedeng-Philippines-inquirer-infographics-Update-3Typhoon Chedeng (international name: Maysak) further weakened as it continued to move in a west northwest direction mid Thursday.

Chedeng packed maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph, Esperanza Cayanan, officer-in-charge of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said at a press briefing.

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READ: Typhoon ‘Chedeng’ enters PH late Wednesday

Cayanan said the typhoon is likely to make landfall in eastern coast of Aurora or Isabela by late Saturday to early Sunday.

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When it hits the mountain ranges of Sierra Madre, it is also likely to weaken further.

The weather bureau will also raise Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 over Bicol and Northern Samar Thursday afternoon, Cayanan said.

Sea travel over these areas will be suspended, she added.

READ: Sea travel in Bicol still ongoing despite gale warning

Storm surges and sea surface waves of up to 4 meters are possible over the eastern coasts of Samar, Bicol and Aurora-Quezon.

Baler Bay was also cited as a storm surge prone area.

The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Wednesday afternoon next week via La Union.

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Chedeng was last observed 995 kilometers east of Catarman and Northern Samar. It continued to move west northwest at 19 kph.

Flashfloods over low-lying areas and landslides along mountain slopes in Aurora-Isabela are also possible.

Fisherfolks were also warned not to venture over the eastern seaboard of Bicol and Visayas. IDL

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