âYutuâ weakens a day before expected entry to PAR
As of 10 a.m., the eye of the typhoon was seen 1,955 kilometers east of northern Luzon. It is heading west northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch
‘Yutu’ weakens a day before expected entry to PAR
(Philstar.com) - October 26, 2018 - 11:40am

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Yutu (international name) has slightly weakened as it moves closer to the country’s jurisdiction, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday morning.

“Yutu” now packs maximum sustained winds of 180 kilometers per hour near the center from the previous 210 kph. Its gustiness also decreased to 220 kph from the previous 260 kph.

As of 10 a.m., the eye of the typhoon was seen 1,955 kilometers east of northern Luzon. It is heading west northwest at 20 kph.

“Yutu” is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility Saturday morning. It will be given a local name “Rosita.”

Tropical cyclone warning signal may be hoisted as early as Monday morning over the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan.

The typhoon may pose threat to northern Luzon and eastern section of central Luzon between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Residents of northern and central Luzon may experience moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the typhoon starting Monday evening. 

“Yutu,” considered a super typhoon in the United States, crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Marianas Islands. It is believed to be the strongest storm to hit any part of the US in 2018.

Forecast positions

  • Saturday morning: 1,470 km east northeast of extreme northern Luzon
  • Sunday morning: 900 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
  • Monday morning: 560 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
  • Tuesday morning: 255 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
  • Wednesday morning: in the vicinity of Cagayan

Gaea Katreena Cabico with reports from the Associated Press

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