According to national weather agency, Tropical storm Odette has maintained its strength and is now over the West Philippine Sea.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) the storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 113 kph.
At 10 p.m. Friday, October 13, the storm’s center was at 260 kilometers (km) west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said, adding that Odette is expected to move west northwest at 12 kph.
Odette is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Saturday morning as stated by the state weather agency.
At least 30 to 60 kph winds are expected in the next 36 hours in Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.
The estimated rainfall of the said Typhoon is from moderate to heavy within the 400-km diameter. This will also bring moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, Central Luzon and CALABARZON Region.
Reported by: Francia Kaye Uyvico and Chloe Anne Bual
Source: SunStar Manila