'Bagyong Odette' PAGASA weather update | September 21, 2013

Manila, Philippines - The weather bureau PAGASA on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5PM issued Typhoon #OdettePH (USAGI) weather forecast, update. PAGASA said that 'Bagyong Odette' has slightly weakened and still affecting extreme Northern Luzon.

Track of Typhoon Odette September 21, 2013

At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “ODETTE” was located based on all available data at 160 km West of Itbayat, Batanes (21.2°N, 120.3°E).

Typhoon 'Odette' has a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph.

Typhoon “ODETTE” is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tonight and at 330 km West of Itbayat, Batanes by tomorrow early morning.

PAGASA raised Public Storm Warning Signal No. 2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs) in the following areas: Batanes Group of Islands, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands.

Meanwhile, Public Storm Warning Signal No.1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours) was raised in these areas: Cagayan, Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Mt. Province.

Public Storm Warning Signals elsewhere are now lowered.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 20 mm per hour (heavy-intense) within the 700 km diameter of the Typhoon, PAGASA said.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signals #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #2 are alerted against storm surges.

“ODETTE” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against flashfloods and landslides.

PAGASA also advised that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and western Visayas.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin.

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