MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) which was northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar developed into a tropical depression late Wednesday evening, October 11. It has been given the local name Odette.
State weather bureau PAGASA said Tropical Depression Odette is now located 925 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, moving west northwest at a fast 26 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical depression has maximum winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 60 km/h.
Signal number 1 is raised in Cagayan and Isabela, which means these areas will begin feeling Odette’s effects in at least 36 hours. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
The tropical depression is expected to make landfall in Isabela by Friday morning, October 13, if its direction and speed do not change.
Sea travel is also risky in the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Based on its latest forecast track, Odette is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday, October 14.
Meanwhile, the low pressure area (LPA) off Infanta, Quezon has already dissipated. – Rappler.com