Typhoon KOPPU/Lando brings first heavy rains
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
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
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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|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||100 – 500 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||6-8 m Gale Warning|
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Next update this afternoon.