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Storm signal No. 1 up in 8 areas as ‘Odette’ develops into tropical depression

“Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression," PAGASA said.

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area monitored by the weather bureau over Borangan City, eastern Samar developed on Wednesday evening into Tropical Depression Odette.

Tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 has been raised hoisted over Cagayan, including Babuyan group of Islands, Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Ifugao.

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the tropical depression was spotted at 730 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.

“Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression," PAGASA said.

"Odette" is forecast to move west at 26 kph.

PAGASA said possible inclusion of Ilocos Provinces in areas under tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 on Thursday morning. 

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"Sea travel remains risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the northeasterly surface windflow enhanced by the approaching Tropical Depression," the state weather bureau added. 

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