PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio described the possible impact of the super typhoon to these areas, "Delubyo. Hindi nalalayo sa pinsala ng Yolanda."PAGASA: Super Typhoon Lawin could have same impact as Yolanda
By CNN Philippines Staff
In its 5 p.m. update on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the center of the typhoon was located 275 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan as of 4 p.m. It continues to threaten the Cagayan-Isabela area.
Lawin intensified into a super typhoon on Wednesday afternoon. Super typhoons have maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph. PAGASA said Lawin is packing maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center, and its gustiness is at 315 kph.
It warned that rainfall amount will be moderate to heavy within the 800 km diameter of the super typhoon.
Lawin is expected to make landfall in the Cagayan-Isabela area either 11 p.m. Wednesday or 2 a.m. Thursday. After it makes landfall, Lawin is expected to cross Apayao and Ilocos Norte.
It is forecast to move west northwest at 25 kph.
Signal No. 5 has been raised over:
PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio described the possible impact of the super typhoon to these areas, "Delubyo. Hindi nalalayo sa pinsala ng Yolanda."
Typhoon HAIMA/PH LAWIN may be another YOLANDA! Brace yourself