'Odette' strengthens, LPA spotted off Mindanao: PAGASA


Posted at Oct 14 2017 05:36 PM | Updated as of Oct 14 2017 11:42 PM

MANILA - Severe tropical storm "Odette" has strengthened while a low pressure area has been spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the state weather bureau said Saturday.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Odette is packing maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 130 kph.

Odette was last spotted 300 kilometers west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. As of 2 p.m. it was almost at the PAR boundary.

All storm warning signals have been lifted.

Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Ilocos region, Zambales and Bataan will however experience moderate to occasionally heavy rains, which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains with thunderstorms are expected over the rest of the Philippines.

Meanwhile, a low pressure area has been spotted 2,000 kilometers east of Mindanao.

PAGASA warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboard of Northern Luzon, western seaboard of Central Luzon, western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon.