Tropical Depression Odette maintains strength ahead of Cagayan landfall
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Odette maintained its strength early Thursday afternoon, October 12, as it moved closer to the province of Cagayan.
In a bulletin issued 2 pm on Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Odette is already 405 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, moving west at a fast 30 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical depression still has maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 65 km/h.
PAGASA warned that Odette could intensify into a tropical storm before making landfall in Cagayan on Thursday evening. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
Signal number 1 is still raised in the following areas:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands
- Mountain Province
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
Sea travel remains risky in the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Odette is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday, October 13.