'Odette' accelerates, fewer areas under warning signal


Posted at Oct 13 2017 06:04 PM

MANILA - Fewer areas are under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 as tropical storm "Odette" continues to head towards the West Philippine Sea and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the state weather bureau said Friday.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Odette was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 113 kph.

Storm signal number 1 remains hoisted over six areas: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Batanes, and Babuyan group of Islands.

Odette will meanwhile bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Zambales and Bataan.

The rest of Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula might experience scattered light to moderate rains with thunderstorms.

As of 4 p.m., Odette was spotted 205 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Odette is expected to leave PAR by Friday night or Saturday morning.

PAGASA warned that sea travel may be risky over the seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the western and southern seaboard of Southern Luzon.

PAGASA also warned another tropical depression might enter the country next week.

"May possibleng mabuong bagyo next week. Base sa ating data ngayon, may panibagong bagyong mabubuo next week. Hindi pa siya LPA ngayon,” PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.