Tropical Depression Odette threatens Cagayan
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Odette poses a threat to the province of Cagayan, where it is expected to make landfall on Thursday evening, October 12.
In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Odette is already 285 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, still 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, though there's only a slim chance that it will do so. (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 exit landmass on Friday morning, October 13, then leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning, October 14.