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Maymay is not a Super Typhoon

Maymay is not a Super Typhoon
Tropical Depression Maymay has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and is expected to further weaken in the next 12 hours, says PAGASA

Claim: Tropical Depression Maymay is already a Super Typhoon as of October 11, 2022.

Rating: FALSE

Why we fact-checked this: The YouTube post containing the claim has over 36,414 views as of writing.

What PAGASA said: At the time the claim was posted on October 11, 2022, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration PAGASA still classified Maymay as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h.

Photo from PAGASA Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #7

Unlikely to become a Super Typhoon: The latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin released by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on October 12, 2022, at 5:00 pm, said that Maymay is expected to weaken further in the next 12 hours.

For credible weather updates, tune in to PAGASA’s official Facebook page where the agency gives public weather forecast reports every 12 hours. PAGASA also has a Twitter account where they tweet weather advisories throughout the day. – Lorenz Pasion/Rappler.com

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