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    Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) PAGASA weather update September 12, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Mangkhut (international name) has further intensified and expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday afternoon and will be named "Ompong", state weather bureau PAGASA announced in a weather bulletin issued at 11:00am today, September 12.

    Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) PAGASA weather update September 12, 2018
    Satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of September 12, 2018, 10:40 am. Image from PAGASA-DOST

    The eye of Typhoon 'Mangkhut' was estimated on all available data at 1,190 km East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (OUTSIDE PAR)(13.8°N,136.3°E).

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    'Mangkhut' has maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center (near super typhoon level) and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

    Forecast Positions

    • Tomorrow morning (September 13, 2018): 805 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.8°N, 131.6°E)
    • Friday morning (September 14, 2018): 605 km East of Baler, Aurora (16.4°N, 127.2°E)
    • Saturday morning (September 15, 2018): Vicinity of Aparri, Cagayan (18.4°N, 121.9°E)
    • Sunday morning (September 16, 2018): 590 km West of extreme Northern Luzon(OUTSIDE PAR) (20.4°N, 116.3°E)
    • Monday morning (September 17, 2018): 1,125 km West of extreme Northern Luzon(OUTSIDE PAR) (21.7°N, 111.2°E)

    Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) track
    Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) track.

    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 (TCWS#1) may be raised over Eastern Luzon as early as tonight or tomorrow early morning(September 13).

    'Bagyong Ompong' may traverse the Cagayan-Batanes area around Saturday(Sept 15).

    Heavy rains and strong winds possible over Northern Luzon and parts of Central and Southern Luzon.

    Surrounding seas will be rough to very rough. May enhance the “Habagat” which will bring occasional rains over Palawan, Mindoro Provinces and Western Visayas by Friday and Saturday.

    — The Summit Express

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