MANILA - Tropical storm Odette has maintained its strength and dumped heavy rains over Luzon and Metro Manila before moving to the West Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Friday night.
In its 11 p.m. weather advisory, PAGASA issued a yellow-level heavy rainfall warning, which said that flashfloods and landslides may occur in low-lying areas in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, and northern Quezon.
Odette is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 113 kph. It is moving west northwest at 12 kph.
Storm signal number 1 remains hoisted over the provinces of Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.
The rest of Luzon, Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula will be cloudy with light to moderate rains with thunderstorms.
PAGASA said Odette was last spotted 260 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur as of 10 p.m. Friday. It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Saturday morning.
Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon, western seaboard of central Luzon, and western and southern seaboards of southern Luzon.
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