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'Ompong' weakens after hitting Cagayan.

Ompong' weakens after hitting Cagayan !-- -- ( - September 15, 2018 - 9:27am MANILA, Philippines Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) weakened after it slammed into Baggao town in Cagayan province Saturday.

In its 8 a.m.

bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said that the maximum sustained winds of "Ompong" decreased to 185 kilometers per hour near the center from the previous 200 kilometers per hour. The typhoon's gustiness also decreased to 305 kilometers per hour from the previous 330 kilometers per hour.

It was last seen at the vicinity of Kabugao, Apayao. Moving west at a pace of 185 kilometers per hour, "Ompong" is now on its way to Ilocos Norte.

Despite weakening, "Ompong" still poses threat to northern Luzon. Signal No.

4 (Winds of 171 to 220 kilometers per hour is expected in at least 12 hours)

Ilocos Norte Apayao Abra Kalinga Babuyan Group of Islands Signal No. 3 (Winds of 121 to 170 kilometers per hour is expected in at least 18 hours)

Cagayan Batanes Ilocos Sur La Union Mountain Province Benguet Ifugao northern Isabela Signal No.

2 (61 to 120 kilometers per hour expected in 24 hours)

Southern Isabela Nueva Vizcaya Pangasinan Tarlac Nueva Ecija Aurora Zambales Quirino Pampanga Bulacan northern Quezon, including Polillo Island Signal No. 1 (30 to 60 kilometers per hour)

Bataan Rizal Metro Manila Batangas Cavite Laguna rest of Quezon Lubang Island Stormy weather is expected over the areas under Signal Nos.

2, 3 and 4. PAGASA also warned that there may be possible storm surge with height of up to six meters in Ilocos Norte, and two meters in Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

"Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas with tropical cyclone warning signaland the seaboards of Luzon and of Visayas and northern and western seaboards of Mindanao," the state weather bureau said. Forecast positions

Sunday morning: 640 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes (outside of Philippine area of responsibility) Monday morning: 1,295 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes (outside PAR) Gaea Katreena Cabico As It Happens LATEST UPDATE: September 15, 2018 - 8:52am Typhoon Mangkhut is feared to gain strength as it approaches the Philippine area of responsibility.

The tropical cyclone will be named "Ompong" once within the country's vicinity. The United States Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center records that "Mangkhut" has maximum sustained winds of 80 knots or 148 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 185 kilometers per hour as of Monday morning.

Forecast track of the cyclone shows that it is heading toward the northernmost tip of the country's water off northern Luzon by Friday. September 15, 2018 - 8:52am ncpost-position="0Typhoon Ompong has slightly weakened while heading towards Ilocos Norte hours after it made a landfall over Baggao, Cagayan.

ncpost-position="1In a press briefing, PAGASA said "Ompong" was last located in the vicinity of Kagubao, Apayao, moving west at 30 kilometers per hour. ncpost-position="2It packs maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 305 kilometers per hour.

September 15, 2018 - 5:47am Typhoon Ompong is now heading toward Apayao and Ilocos Norte after battering northern Isabela and Cagayan, where it made a landfall early Saturday morning. The most powerful cyclone of the year so far barely lost its intensity, as it still packed 200 kph winds near the center after hitting land.

It has gustiness of up to 330 kph. Still under tropical cyclone warning signal number 4 are Cagayan, northern Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga and Babuyan Islands.

September 15, 2018 - 12:27am Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) slammed into the Philippines largest island of Luzon with its 205 kph winds Friday evening. State weather agency PAGASA said late Friday evening that the eye of the 900 km-wide Ompong is expected to make landfall in Cagayan between 1 a.

m. to 3 a.

m. after several days at full strength while slowly moving closer to the Philippines.

Ompong continues to pack maximum winds of up to 205 kph and gustiness of up to 255 kph as it continues moving at 30 kph west northwest, PAGASA said. Cagayan and neighboring areas of Ilocos Norte, northern Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Babuyan Group of Island have all been placed under Signal No.

4 as of 10 p.m.

September 14, 2018 - 5:36pm Signal No.4was raised over Cagayan and northen Isabelaas Typhoon Ompong(international nameMangkhut)continuesto threaten northern Luzon, PAGASA says.

"Ompong" has little chance of reaching Signal No. 5, the state weather bureauadds.

September 14, 2018 - 12:19pm PAGASA says Ompong has maintained its strength since early this morning as it heads for the Cagayan-Isabela area where it is likely to make a landfall. Its eye was located 540 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora as of 10 a.

m. with packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 255 kph.

Ompong also continues to be a slow-moving cyclone, tracking a northwest direction at 20 kph.
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Date:Sep 15, 2018
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