'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 18, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Paolo' has maintained its strength and continues to move in a north northwest direction, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 18, 2017
Satellite image of Typhoon Paolo. Photo Credit: DOST-PAGASA
At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon Paolo was located based on all available data at 735 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.8 °N, 132.4 °E).

'Bagyong Paolo,' which has intensified into a typhoon early Wednesday, triggers maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 20 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 1,035 km East of Baler, Aurora(15.4°N, 131.2°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday morning):990 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(18.5°N, 131.0°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday morning): 1,000 km East of Basco, Batanes(21.5°N, 131.5°E)
  • 96 Hour(Sunday morning):1,220 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(25.5°N, 132.5°E)
  • 120 Hour(Monday morning):1,725 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(30.1°N, 135.4°E)

Meanwhile, no tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised as of press time in any of the affected areas.

PAGASA earlier said Poalo was unlikely to make landfall and expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday.

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

The outer rainbands of "Paolo" will bring scattered moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Bicol region, Eastern Visayas and Caraga becoming light to moderate rains over the rest of Southern Luzon, of Visayas and of Mindanao. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

PAGASA added that a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was tracked based on all available data at 280 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (9.7°N, 116.2°E) at 10:00 a.m. today. This weather system will bring scattered light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over Palawan.

Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Visayas and of Mindanao.

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