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‘Paolo’ exits PAR, heads for Japan

Satellite image of Typhoon Paolo as of 9:30 a.m., Oct. 22, 2017. PAGASA/Released

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Paolo” (International name: Lan) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility early Sunday.

According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the typhoon exited the country at around 1:00 a.m. It intensified as it headed towards Japan where it is predicted to make landfall on Monday.

As of 3:00 a.m., Paolo’s eye was located 1,310 kilometers north east of Basco, Batanes. The weather disturbance which entered the country last October 16, is packed with maximum sustained wounds of 185 kilometers per hour, 225 kph.

The state weather bureau forecasts Paolo to move north northeast at 30 kph.

Weather specialist Obet Badrina said no other weather disturbance is currently being monitored but said an Intertropical Convergenze Zone is prevailing and will bring cloudy skies over Bicol, Palawan and Eastern Visayas.

Despite this, PAGASA still issued a gale warning saying that strong winds would affect the seaboards of northern Luzon, eastern seaboards of central and southern Luzon and  eastern seaboard of Visayas.

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Among the provinces covered by the gale warning are the following:

Northern Luzon

  • Batanas

  • Cagayan (Babuyan, Calayan Groups)

  • Isabela and Ilocos provinces

  • La Union

  • Pangasinan

Central and Southern Luzon

  • Aurora

  • Camarines Provinces

  • Sorsogon

  • Catanduanes

  • Quezon including Polilio Islands

Visayas

  • Samar Provinces

Badrina warned that sea conditions in the areas will be rough to very rough with wave heights between 3.4 meters and 4.5 m. for Sunday.

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