'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Paolo' (international name: Lan) has slightly changed its course and is now moving in a north northeast direction, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Friday, October 20, 2017.

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017
Satellite image of Typhoon 'Paolo'. Photo Credit: DOST-PAGASA
At 10:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon 'Paolo' was located based on all available data at 860 km East of Basco, Batanes (19.0 °N, 130.0 °E).

'Bagyong Paolo' has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 16 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 930 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes(22.2°N, 130.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):1,310 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(27.3°N, 132.4°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 2,215 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(34.8°N, 137.6°E)

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017

No tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised as of press time.

'Paolo' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Sunday morning (October 22).

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 1350 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Meanwhile, at 10:00 a.m. today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 105 km South of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (11.5°N, 120.9°E).

The new weather system, along with the outer rainbands of "Paolo" and the southwesterly windflow enhanced by this Typhoon will bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and the regions of MIMAROPA and Bicol. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains.

PAGASA added that sea travel remains risky over the seaboard of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, the seaboard of Palawan, the western and eastern seaboards of Visayas and the western, northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

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