Typhoon Maysak (international name) is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Wednesday or early Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
As of Tuesday, March 31 at 4pm, Maysak, which will be named “Chedeng” when it enters the country, was estimated at 1,690 km East of Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte, with maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, according to the DOST Pagasa.
It is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph and is expected to make landfall over central or northern Luzon, but may directly affect the country only by Easter weekend.
Pagasa however does not consider the said cyclone as super typhoon because its sustained winds haven’t reach at least 220 kph.
Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos Region will experience partly cloudy skies. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Light to moderate winds coming from the East to Southeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and coming from the Northeast over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.