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Thursday, September 19, 2013

#OdettePH has intensified into a Typhoon

Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "ODETTE" (USAGI)
Issued at 11:00PM, 18 September 2013

“ODETTE” has intensified into a Typhoon as it continues to move in the general direction of Northern Luzon.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 PM today, the center of Typhoon “ODETTE” was estimated based on all available data at 700 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.5°N, 129.3°E).

Strength/Movement: Maximum winds of 120kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150kph. Forecast to move West at 13 kph.

Forecast Positions: Typhoon “ODETTE” is expected to be at 440 km East of Tuguegarao City by tomorrow evening and at 190 km Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan or at 190 km Southeast of Basco, Batanes by Friday evening. By Saturday evening, it is expected to be at 120 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes or at 100 km South of Taiwan.

PSWS #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) over Isabela and Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 20 mm per hour (heavy - intense) within the 500 km diameter of the Typhoon.

“ODETTE” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, and Mindoro. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Occidental Mindoro & Palawan and over the eastern seaboard of Luzon and of Visayas.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5AM tomorrow.

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