Typhoon Ompong enters PAR
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MANILA, Philippines – Philippines, say hello to Typhoon Ompong (international name Vongfong).
The typhoon was spotted by state weather bureau PAGASA inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility at 4 pm on Tuesday, October 7, 3 days after Typhoon Neneng left the country.
According to their October 7, 5 pm bulletin, Ompong was 1,400 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City in the northern part of Luzon. PAGASA said Ompong is still too far to be affecting any part of the country.
It had wind speeds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness of up to 195 kph. The typhoon is predicted to move westward at 20 kph.
It is expected to be 1,070 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City on Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday afternoon, it is likely to be 920 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. By Friday afternoon, it will be 910 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes.
PAGASA estimates that the typhoon will cause heavy to intense rainfall (7.5 to 30 millimeters per hour) in areas within the 500 kilometer diameter of the typhoon.
In its 5 pm daily weather forecast, PAGASA says that on Wednesday, October 8, parts of northern Luzon – Ilocos provinces, Cagayan and the Cordillera Administrative Region – will have light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The same rainy weather will likely be observed in Palawan and Bicol region in Luzon; the entire Visayas; and Caraga, Northern Mindanao and the Zambaonga Peninsula.
Metro Manila and the rest of the archipelago can expect only isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Luzon can expect moderate to strong winds from the northeast blowing to the northwest, added PAGASA. Hence, coastal waters in the region will be moderate to rough.
It's light to moderate winds for the rest of the country. – Rappler.com