Tropical Storm Odette exits land through Ilocos Sur

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3 areas remain under signal no. 2, while 10 areas are under signal no. 1 due to Odette (Khanun)

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Satellite image as of October 13, 10:30 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Odette (Khanun) was moving over the coast of Ilocos Sur late Friday morning, October 13, hours after making landfall in Santa Ana, Cagayan.

In a bulletin issued 11 am on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Odette is already 45 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur, moving west southwest at 24 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Odette maintained its strength, with maximum winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 100 km/h. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

Signal number 2 is still raised in the following areas:

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Batanes
  • Babuyan Group of Islands

Signal number 1 is up over:

  • Cagayan
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • La Union
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Mountain Province
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Pangasinan

Provinces under tropical cyclone warning signals should watch out for possible floods and landslides.

Aside from those areas, PAGASA said western parts of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, as well as the Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula will have light to moderate rain on Friday.

Sea travel also remains risky in the seaboards of Northern Luzon.

Odette is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Friday evening or before dawn on Saturday, October 14.

Forecast track of Tropical Storm Odette as of October 13, 11 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

There will be good weather in the country on Sunday, October 15. – Rappler.com