PH Alert Warning! Supertyphoon will be expecting by Wednesday

‘Supertyphoon” heading up to Luzon, target area is MANILA. Safety is a must! According to the latest bulletin from PAGASA, Typhoon Mangkhut is packing 140 kph maximum sustained winds and gusts of up to 170 kph and can enter PAR by Wednesday.

Residence will be experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the whole Luzon on Thursday.

Western sections of Visayas and Mindanao will also have the effect of the enhanced southwest monsoon which could bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains, according to the weather forecaster Ezra Bulquerin told ANC's Dateline Philippines.

TYPHOON OMPONG On the other monitoring, Mangkhut, which will be named "Ompong" once inside PAR, will come in packing sustained winds of 215 kph but can develop into a supertyphoon within the next 12 to 24 hours.

ABS-CBN resident weather specialist Nilo Millanes reported that PAGASA categorizes a weather system with maximum sustained winds of 220 kph as a supertyphoon, but Ompong can carry winds of up to 250 kph before it leaves the Philippines as it approaches extreme northern Luzon.

He added, Typhoon "Maymay" (international name: "Jebi") also packed winds of 250 kph, he said.Its winds will weaken to 240 kph as it leaves PAR on late Saturday.

"Its outer rain bands as well as its western outer strong winds of 63 km/h (signal no. 2) will start to affect Cagayan and Isabela late Friday morning.

The worst scenario for this typhoon, based on this latest forecast track from [Joint Typhoon Warning Center] is for 'Mangkhut' to cross the Babuyan Group of Islands on Saturday morning with strength of 240 kph near the center.

HEAVY RAINFALL IN LUZON Very strong winds and heavy to torrential rains will affect this area including the rest of Cagayan and Northern Isabela and the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the Batanes Island Group.

Metro Manila will experience occasional light to moderate rains, he added. Ompong will traverse its path with a speed of 30 kph, as fast as supertyphoon Yolanda, which devastated parts of Visayas, said Millanes.
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The rest of Northern Luzon will also have rains and gusty winds during its passage especially the rest of Ilocos and Cordillera Administrative Regions due to its outer circulation.

The rest of Luzon will likely have cloudy skies with occasional to intermittent light to moderate rains, becoming at times heavy in western side of Central Luzon during Mangkhut’s passage due to Southwest Monsoon, as reported Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency estimated Mangkhut's current strength at 150 kph, same with JTWC’s.

However, the JMA does not expect the weather disturbance to become a super typhoon. The strongest winds Mangkhut will attain as per JMA’s forecast is 205 kph on Thursday until it is over Extreme Northern Luzon.

BASIC FLOODS SAFETY TIPS Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action.

The following are basic flood safety tips to keep in mind:
• Clear drainage areas and un-block clogged storm drains around your property.
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
• Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away. • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
• If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
• Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Source: ABS-CBN NEWS
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