A new low pressure area (LPA) which may intensify into a storm has been spotted east of Luzon. The LPA may intensify into 'Bagyong Odette' (Tropical Storm Odette), the first cyclone for September and the 15th for the year.
UPDATE: Typhoon Odette has intensified further and is is now almost a supertyphoon. Signal #4 and Signal #3 have been raised over a number of northern provinces.
According to the latest weather bulletin of PAGASA at 11:00 AM, Typhoon Odette was observed 350 kilometers east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan. It also moved faster at 19 kph northwest.
Signal #4 is now up over the Batanes Group of Islands.
Signal #3 is raised over the following areas:
Calayan Group of Islands
Babuyan Group of Islands
Signal #2 warnings in the following:
Signal #1 areas:
'Bagyong Odette' is now packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 240 kph.
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