'Odette' to intensify before making landfall over Cagayan
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Odette may intensify into a tropical storm before making landfall over Cagayan province on Thursday evening, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
The weather disturbance has slightly intensified as it continues to move west over the Philippine Sea.
At 10 a.m., the tropical depression was located 540 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph and gusts of up to 65 kph.
It is forecasted to move west at 30 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 are still raised in the following areas:
Estimated rainfall is from moderate to heavy within the 350-km diameter of the weather disturbance, according to PAGASA.
"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 said.
Wave height in the open sea is forecasted to rise from 1.25 to 4 meters. — Patricia Lourdes Viray