Super Typhoon Hagibis PAGASA weather update October 9, 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon 'Hagibis' (international name), spotted at 2,020 km East of Northern Luzon, is not expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 4:00 am update on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

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Satellite image of Typhoon Hagibis as of 6:20 am, October 9
Satellite image of Typhoon Hagibis as of 6:20 am, October 9 | Courtesy of  DOST-PAGASA

"Ang bagyong si Hagibis ay malayo po sa ating bansa at wala itong direct effect. Sa ngayon, base sa ating mga datos, mababa na ang chance na pumasok pa eto sa ating Philippine Area of Responsibility," DOST-PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.

The super typhoon is now packing maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 245 kph. It is moving west-northwest at a speed of 20 kph.

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The easterlies or warm winds from the Pacific are currently affecting Luzon.


On Tuesday, PAGASA forecasted 'Hagibis' would enter PAR Friday, but is unlikely to hit land. If that happens, it will be given the local name Perla.

Super Typhoon Hagibis moves near Guam, threatens Japan

Super Typhoon 'Hagibis' battered Guam with wind and rain as the storm approached the Northern Mariana Islands, prompting an evacuation on Tuesday.

Typhoon Hagibis affects Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
Typhoon Hagibis affects Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.

The Office of Governor of Commonwealth's Northern Mariana Islands confirmed the storm's super typhoon status and shared a statement on Facebook.

US President Donald Trump approved the emergency declaration in the areas affected by 'Hagibis'.

Meanwhile, Japan's Meteorological Agency projected that it could bring high winds and heavy rain to southern Japan during the final two days of World Rugby.



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