The radar image on the right shows the Eye of Super Typhoon ODETTE (Usagi) causing a direct hit on the Islands of Batanes around 5-6 am Manila Time.
At 6 am today Manila time, The eye of Super Typhoon ODETTE (Usagi) was last located at the vicinity of the Batanes Group of Islands or at 20.5°N, 122.2°E... 240 km North-Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan... ODETTE (Usagi) is moving on a WEST-NORTHWEST TRACK at 20 kph.
Image courtesy of PAGASA Northern Luzon - Aparri Radar.
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PAGASA TYPHOON WARNING SIGNALS (as of 5 am Warning)
SIGNAL NUMBER 4 -- Batanes Group of Islands... meaning winds exceeding 185 kph are now being experienced
SIGNAL NUMBER 3 -- Calayan Group of Islands and Babuyan Group of Islands... meaning winds from 101 to 185 kph are now being experienced
SIGNAL NUMBER 2 -- Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, and Apayao... meaning winds of 61-100 kph are now being experienced
SIGNAL NUMBER 1 -- Abra, Kalinga, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, and Ifugao... meaning winds of 45-60 kph are are now being experienced
INTENSITY ESTIMATES BY WEATHER AGENCIES
PAGASA-Manila -- Max 215 kph Gust 250 kph (10 min-average)
CMA-Beijing -- Max 210 kph (10 min-average)
JMA-Tokyo -- Max 195 kph Gust 280 kph (10 min-average)
KMA-Seoul -- Max 190 kph Gust 235 kph (10 min-average)
JTWC-Hawaii -- Max 240 kph Gust 300 kph (1 min-average)
CWB-Taiwan -- Max 200 kph Gust 240 kph (10 min-average)
HKO-Hongkong -- Max 205 kph (10 min-average)
ODETTE (Usagi) is still being forecast to track to a more WESTERLY track in response to a building High Pressure ridge to the north, towards the Southern China coast near or over HongKong. Most agencies have ODETTE (Usagi) making a direct hit on Hong Kong as a strong Category 3 or 4 system, ranging from 175 to 210 kph.
Gale force winds extending to a radius of 560km (1,120 km diameter)... with Typhoon force winds extending out to 170 km. Maximum wave height is 48 feet. Rainfall estimates are 10-20 mm/hr (Heavy to Intense) within the 800 km diameter of the Typhoon.
The Southwest monsoon is being enhanced by the system and as a result, A GALE WARNING is still in force from PAGASA, covering the following areas:
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