Typhoon KOPPU/Lando brings first heavy rains

Weather 2015-10-16

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando brings the first heavy rains to the Philippines. Winds on the north-east coast are now stronger than 30 knots (55 km/h). Big danger of landslides all over northern Luzon.

Cyclone KOPPU/Lando has gained strength last night. Its central pressure fell down to 960 hPa and wind speeds went up to 80 knots (150 km/h) near the centre and gusts can reach 115 knots (212 km/h). The typhoon is still heading west towards the costs of Aurora and Isabel provinces. Once it reaches Luzon, it will turn north-northwest and move up all northern Luzon. Rainfall is heavy to extreme, meaning 100 to 500 mm in 24 hours.

Danger of Landslides

Weather-2 15-10-16

The heavy to extreme rains accompanying  Typhoon KOPPU/Lando will provoke landslides in the northern parts of Luzon.


Avoid river beds and steep slopes. Observe the mountain and hill slopes. At the slightest movement leave the place immediately.

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando track forecast

Typhoon KOPPU/Lando Typhoon KOPPU/Lando
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) – click to enlarge Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) – click to enlarge

KOPPU/Lando Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): KOPPU/Lando
Class: Typhoon Category 1
Time/Date of observation: 08:45 AM on October 16, 2015
Location of Center: 15.8° North 127.3° East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 15 km/h
Moving towards: Northern Luzon
Distance from the Philippines: 620 km E of Baler (Aurora)
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: Sunday, Isabela/Aurora
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 150 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 212 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 960 hPa
Diameter: 550km
24h Rainfall near Center: 100 – 500 mm
Max. Wave Height: 6-8 m Gale Warning
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Nearly real-time storm information

Next update this afternoon.


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