Typhoon USAGI / Odette upgraded to Category 2
Typhoon USAGI / Odette is now a Category 2 Typhoon after it rapidly intensified overnight while over the Philippine Sea. The storm also increased its forward speed to 15 km/h in direction west-southwest.
CAUTION: This typhoon will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat). In Camiguin we just measured gusts of 75 km/h and noticed heavy rainfall.
PAGASA has declared Storm Signal #1 in:
- Batanes Group of Islands
- Cagayan including Calayan
- Babuyan Group of Islands.
3 dams have spill gates open: Ambuklao, Binga, Magat.
Ambuklao dam has only 26 centimeters left before overflow.
|Name (INTL. / local):||USAGI / Odette|
|Class:||Typhoon Category 2|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on September 19, 2013|
|Location of Center:||17.0º North 128.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||WSW at 15 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Batanes Islands / Taiwan|
|Distance from the Philippines:||625 km E of Palanan, Isabela|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||n/a|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||165 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||205 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||956 hPa|
|Diameter:||890 km (large)|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||400 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||7.5 m|
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