Tropical storm Odette intensifies to typhoon

In the latest tropical storm Odette update of the DOST-PAGASA, Odette (Usagi) grew stronger and became a typhoon while it continues to sweep the lands towards Northern Luzon.
The Philippine weather bureau estimates that Odette's location of eye/center is approximately 700 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.5°N, 129.3°E).

Moreover, Odette got maximum winds of 120kph near the center , while gustiness is about 150 kph.

In terms of rainfall amount, PAGASA revealed of a possible 15 – 20 mm per hour, should heavy rains occur.

ODETTE is seen to continue enhancing the Southwest Monsoon, which will bring moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms over Zambales, Bataan, and Mindoro.

Stay tuned to the country's disaster risk reduction and management council or NDRRMC for further warnings and related advisories. (Source:

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