'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 21, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Paolo' (Lan) has intensified as it continues to accelerate away from the country, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Typhoon Paolo HIMAWARI-8 satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA
Typhoon Paolo HIMAWARI-8 satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.
At 10:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon 'Paolo' was located based on all available data at 1,000 km East of Basco, Batanes (21.6 °N, 131.5 °E).

'Paolo' has maximum sustained winds of 180 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 22 kph.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 1,395 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(27.5°N, 133.3°E)
  • 48 Hour(Monday morning):2,460 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(36.1°N, 139.8°E)

The weather system is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between late night today and early morning tomorrow.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 1900 km diameter of the Typhoon.

The southwesterly wind flow enhanced by the typhoon will bring cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate and at times heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, ARMM, Northern Mindanao, Caraga and the provinces of Palawan and Mindoro.

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

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