Super Typhoon Ompong enters PAR


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MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Mangkhut (international name) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "Ompong", state weather bureau PAGASA announced Wednesday afternoon, September 12.

Super Typhoon Ompong enters PAR
Satellite image of 'Bagyong Ompong' as of September 12, 2018. Image from Graham Creed, ABC NSW and News Weatherman.


Typhoon Ompong continues to threaten Northern Luzon.

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) is currently up over Catanduanes.

"The province of Catanduanes will experience the peripheral effects of Ompong within the next 36 hours, bringing occasional rains and gusty winds," PAGASA said.

At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon "Ompong" was located based on all available data at 1,145 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0 °N, 134.8 °E).

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'Ompong' has maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

The typhoon may reach a peak intensity of 220 / 270 kph (maximum sustained winds/gustiness) tomorrow (September 13).

Meanwhile, report from Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said 'Mangkhut' already reached super typhoon level. It has maximum sustained winds of 260 km/h (140 knots) near the center and gustiness of up to 315 km/h (170 knots).

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 820 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte(14.9°N, 130.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday afternoon):450 km Northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte(16.8°N, 126.1°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday afternoon): 70 km North of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(18.8°N, 120.7°E)
  • 96 Hour(Sunday afternoon):610 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.7°N, 115.4°E)
  • 120 Hour(Monday afternoon):1,275 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(22.0°N, 109.1°E)

'Ompong' is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday (September 15).

TCWS #1 may be raised in provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur tomorrow morning (September 13).

— The Summit Express


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