'Bagyong Odette' PAGASA weather update October 12, 2017


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MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Odette' has slightly intensified as it moves westward over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 a.m. update on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

UPDATE: 'Bagyong Odette' PAGASA weather update, class suspensions October 13, 2017

'Bagyong Odette' PAGASA weather update October 12, 2017
Image courtesy of PAGASA-DOST.
At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression Odette, the 15th cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, was estimated based on all available data at 730 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.5°N, 128.6°E).

'Bagyong Odette' has maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph. It is forecast to move West at 26 kph.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 115 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.6°N, 122.8°E)
  • 48 Hour (Saturday morning): 210 km West Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (18.0°N, 118.5°E)
  • 72 Hour (Sunday morning): 650 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (OUTSIDE PAR) (18.3°N, 114.3°E)
  • 96 Hour (Monday morning): 1,095 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (OUTSIDE PAR) (18.5°N, 110.1°E)
'Bagyong Odette' PAGASA TRACK
Image courtesy of PAGASA-DOST.
Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised over seven (7) areas of Luzon: Cagayan including Babuyan group of Islands, Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Ifugao.

Impact of the winds:

  • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.


Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

PAGASA further announced the possibility of adding Ilocos Provinces in areas under Signal No. 1 this morning.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Sea travel remains risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the northeasterly surface windflow enhanced by the approaching Tropical Depression.

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