Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette is now Category 5

Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette 2013-09-20

At 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette was located at  410 km East of Aparri, Cagayan  (18.9°N, 126.0°E). Maximum sustained winds are 220 km/h near the center and gustiness is up to 270 km/h.

 Typhoon USAGI / Odette is now a Super Typhoon Category 5 !

Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette is heavily amplifying the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat). 

Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette 2013-09-20

Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette’s enhancement of the south-west monsoon is clearly visible on this IR image. The cloud forms over the Visayas and southern Luzon depict the strong air movements toward the cyclones ceneter.

Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette 2013-09-20

The forecast track of Super Typhoon USAGI / Odette has slightly moved northwards. Strong winds are to be expected in extreme northern Luzon.

PAGASA has declared Storm Signal #3 in:

  • Batanes Group of Islands

PAGASA Storm Signal #2 in:

  • Apayao
  • Isabela 
  • Cagayan including Calayan
  • Babuyan Group of Islands.

PAGASA Storm Signal #1 in:

  • IIocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
Luzon Dam Status:
3 dams have spill gates open: Ambuklao, Binga, Magat.
All dams have more than 1 meter overflow margin.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): USAGI / Odette
Class: Super Typhoon Category 5
Time/Date of observation: 04:00 AM on September 20, 2013
Location of Center: 18.9º North 126.0º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW at 19 km/h
Moving towards: Batanes Islands / Taiwan
Distance from the Philippines: 410 km ENE of Apari, Cagayan
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: Batanes Islands Saturday morning
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 260 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 315 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 910 hPa down from 925 hPa
Diameter: 1010 km (very large)
24h Rainfall near Center: 500 mm
Max. Wave Height: 14 m
Here you find how to read and understand this data Link

We keep an eye on this storm. For more and real-time information see here:
Old Weather Page Link
New Weather Page Link

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