11 Sep Possible “Supertyphoon” To Enter Philippines By September 12, Wednesday
Mga higala! Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently in the Pacific Ocean, may develop into a SUPERTYPHOON after entering the Philippine area of responsibility this Wednesday, September 12.
According to ABS-CBN News, the storm is packing 140 kph maximum sustained winds and gusts of up to 170 kph. It will then be named “OMPONG” once inside the country based on the latest bulletin from PAGASA.
Western sections of Visayas and Mindanao will experience the effect of the enhanced southwest monsoon which could bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains. Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the whole Luzon is expected on Thursday.
Latest weather bulletin by DOST-PAGASA as of today, September 11, 5:00 am:
In a separate monitoring by ABS-CBN News, Mangkhut is said to come in packing sustained winds of 215 kph but can develop into a supertyphoon within the next 12 to 24 hours.
PAGASA categorizes a weather system with maximum sustained winds of 220 kph as a supertyphoon, but Ompong can carry winds of up to 250 kph before it leaves the Philippines as it approaches extreme northern Luzon, said ABS-CBN resident weather specialist Nilo Millanes.
Source: ABS-CBN News