Tropical Depression Odette tipped to make landfall over Cagayan Thursday
Tropical Depression “Odette” will make landfall over the province of Cagayan, the state weather bureau said midday Thursday.
Odette may intensify into a tropical storm before its expected landfall on Thursday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Signal No. 1 remained hoisted over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan group of islands, Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.
Odette was last spotted 540 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 65 kph.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected within its 350 kilometer diameter.
The tropical depression continued to move westward at 30 kph.
Sea travel remained risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the northeasterly surface windflow enhanced by Odette, Pagasa said. /idl
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