MANILA, April 1 — Brace for the oncoming bad weather. Typhoon “Maysak” is forecast to intensify into super typhoon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
Earlier in the morning PAGASA forecasts at 4 a.m., the eye of Typhoon “Maysak” (International Name) was located based on all available data at 1,410 km East of Surigao City (10.4˚N, 138.4˚E), with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph. The typhoon is still in the sea and outside PAR, it is expected to intensify into super typhoon category with winds of 220 kph.
With its maintaining movement and speed, the typhoon may enter PAR by Wednesday evening and it will be locally named “Chedeng”, the third tropical cyclone to enter the country this year. It will not yet directly affect the country but will bring rains with winds by Friday or Saturday over the Northern and Central Luzon.
It is expected to make a landfall in Northern Luzon and also affects the eastern side of Luzon due to outer cloud rain bands of the typhoon. The country will continue to experience fair weather until Maundy Thursday due to the Ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA) extending over Northern Luzon.
PAGASA said on Wednesday, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos region will experience partly cloudy skies. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. (PNA)