'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 17, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Paolo' (international name: Lan) has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it continues to move over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 17, 2017
HIMAWARI-8 Satellite Image of Severe Tropical Storm 'Paolo.' Photo Credit: PAGASA
At 10:00 a.m. today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm 'Paolo', 16th cyclone to enter the country this year and second this month, was estimated based on all available data at 765 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.0 °N, 132.7 °E).

'Bagyong Paolo' has maximum sustained winds of 90 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 7 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 760 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar(12.7°N, 132.3°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):1,075 km East of Baler, Aurora(15.7°N, 131.6°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 980 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(18.8°N, 130.9°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):1,035 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes(22.0°N, 131.8°E)
  • 120 Hour(Sunday morning):1,375 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(26.5°N, 133.7°E)

Bagyong Paolo track October 17 2017

Meanwhile, no tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised as of press time but 'Paolo' may intensify into a Typhoon in the next 24 to 36 hours.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 450 km diameter of the Severe Tropical Storm.

The outer rainbands of #PaoloPH may bring scattered light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao, PAGASA added.

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