Cloudy and sunny skies says Pa­gasa

WEEK­END WEATHER

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Jessa Mae O. Sotto COR­RE­SPON­DENT W I T H R EPORTS FROM IN­QUIRER.NET

Af­ter days of heavy rain, Cebu will ex­pe­ri­ence im­proved weather con­di­tions over the week­end, as trop­i­cal storm Odette be­gan to exit the Philip­pine area of re­spon­si­bil­ity (PAR) last night.

Ac­cord­ing to Pa­gasa Mac­tan weather spe­cial­ist Al Quiblat, Cebu will have cloudy and sunny pe­ri­ods with light to mod­er­ate rains over the week­end, while coastal wa­ters may be rough.

Quiblat warned small ves­sels against go­ing out at sea as the wa­ters, he said, could pos­si­bly reach 2.5 me­ters while winds will be mod­er­ate to strong.

“Odette” (in­ter­na­tional name Kha­nun) in­ten­si­fied into a se­vere trop­i­cal storm on Fri­day af­ter­noon as it headed to­wards the West Philip­pine Sea.

The weather bu­reau placed un­der Sig­nal No. 1 the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Ilo­cos Norte Ilo­cos Sur La Union Pan­gasi­nan Batanes Babuyan Group of Is­lands.

Ac­cord­ing to Pa­gasa, Odette packed max­i­mum sus­tained winds of 90 kilo­me­ters per hour (kph) near the cen­ter and gusti­ness of up to 113 kph. gasa also es­ti­mated the trop­i­cal storm’s rain­fall amount from mod­er­ate to heavy within its 400-kilo­me­ter di­am­e­ter.

Mod­er­ate to oc­ca­sion­ally heavy rains is ex­pected over the prov­inces of Zam­bales and Bataan, Pa­gasa noted.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the weather bu­reau said Odette slightly slowed down, mov­ing west-north­west at 15 kph. It was last ob­served 205 kilo­me­ters west of Si­nait, Ilo­cos Sur.

Pa­gasa pro­jected Odette would exit the Philip­pine area of re­spon­si­bil­ity be­tween Fri­day night and Satur­day morn­ing.

Pa­gasa said sea travel re­mains risky over the seaboards of North­ern Lu­zon, seaboards of Western and South­ern Lu­zon due to the pas­sage of Odette.

In Cebu, Pa­gasa Mac­tan said winds of up to 42 kph were ex­pe­ri­enced yes­ter­day

But while weather con­di­tions may im­prove this week­end, Pa­gasa spot­ted an­other low pres­sure area about to en­ter PAR.

“Posi­bleng naay mo­su­lod next week nga bagyo mga Miy­erkules o Huwebes (It’s pos­si­ble that an­other storm will en­ter next week, prob­a­bly on Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day),” Quiblat said.

The storm will be named Paulo. / Pa-

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