Bagyong Rosita PAGASA weather update October 28, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Bagyong Rosita (international name: Yutu) has maintained its strength and continues to move westward towards Northern Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am update on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

Latest satellite image of Typhoon Rosita (Yutu)
Latest satellite image of Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 10:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Rosita' was located based on all available data at 875 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.0°N, 129.9°E).

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'Bagyong Rosita' has maximum sustained winds of up to 200 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 245 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 460 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora (17.3°N, 126.3°E)
  • 48 Hour (Tuesday morning): In the vicinity of San Mariano, Isabela (16.8°N, 122.1°E)
  • 72 Hour (Wednesday morning): 200 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (17.4°N, 118.5°E)
  • 96 Hour (Thursday morning):445 km West Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur (OUTSIDE PAR) (18.8°N, 116.4°E)
  • 120 Hour(Friday morning):580 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.2°N, 115.5°E)

Track of Typhoon Rosita
Track of Typhoon Rosita | Image from DOST-PAGASA

PAGASA said the possible hoisting of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals over the Eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon tonight. Moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is expected in these areas starting tomorrow evening (October 29). Flooding and landslides are possible. Travel by land and sea is risky.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 may be raised over Metro Manila by tomorrow evening (October 29).

The typhoon is expected to make landfall over Isabela-Cagayan area by Tuesday morning (October 30). Everyone is advised to refrain from outdoor activities as storm surge is possible over coastal areas.

'Rosita', the country's 18th tropical cyclone for this year, is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday (November 1).

— The Summit Express

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