Signal No. 2 up in 5 areas as 'Odette' traverses Apayao

Signal No. 2 up in 5 areas as 'Odette' traverses Apayao

Tropical storm Odette is forecasted to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday evening or Saturday morning. PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 has been hoisted in five areas as tropical storm Odette maintains its strength and traverses Apayao province.


At 7 a.m., the storm was located in the vicinity of Calanasan, Apayao packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and gusts of up to 120 kph.


Odette is forecasted to move west southwest at 24 kph, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.


Public storm warning signals are raised in the following areas:


Signal No. 2
Apayao
Babuyan group of islands
Batanes
Cagayan
Ilocos Norte
Signal No. 1
Abra
Benguet
Ilocos Sur
Ifugao
Isabela
Kalinga
La Union
Mountain Province

"Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm," PAGASA said.


The weather disturbance is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility between Friday night and Saturday morning.


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Forecast position
24 hours (Saturday morning): 470 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
48 hours (Sunday morning): 765 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
72 hours (Monday morning): 1,145 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
96 hours (Tuesday morning): 1,545 km west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte


Signal No. 2 up in 5 areas as 'Odette' traverses Apayao