Typhoon #Odette makes landfall over Cagayan, Signal no. 2 raised over northern philippines


Manila Philippines – Tropical storm (TS) Odette has made landfall over Santa Ana, Cagayan, the national weather bureau said Friday.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Odette made landfall at 12:40 a.m. Friday and was last spotted at 1 a.m. in the vicinity of Santa Ana, Cagayan.

The tropical storm maintains maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 80 kph. It is moving west at a slightly slower speed of 26 kph from 30 kph.

Cyclone signal warning no. 2 is raised over Batanes, Cagayan, including the Babuyan group of islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte.

Cyclone signal warning no. 1 is up over  Isabela, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Ilocos Sur

PAGASA estimates moderate to heavy rainfall within a 350-kilometer diameter of Odette. It warned sea travel over the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon will be risky.

PAGASA predicts Odette will exit Philippine territory between Friday evening and Saturday early morning.

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