Saturday, October 17, 2015

Typhoon Koppu (Lando) Update #3 [LANDFALL]

Issued (0030 UTC) 830am PhT 101815

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Typhoon Koppu (Bagyong Lando) has made landfall near the town of Casiguran, Aurora earlier this morning. Koppu is now moving across Northern Luzon with center being last located approximately. Typhoon Koppu is currently moving westward at 15kph.

As of 5am this morning, PAGASA has issued Public Storm Warning Signal #4 for Aurora.

Signal #3 for Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Ifugao, Northern Quezon, Polilio Islands.

Signal #2 for Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan Islands, Benguet, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Apayao, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, rest of Quezon, and Metro Manila.

Signal #1 for Zambales, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Abra, Camarines Norte, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Batanes.

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows the expansive Central Dense Overcast of Typhoon Koppu moving over much of Luzon. Koppu briefly attained Super Typhoon intensity before making landfall in Aurora at about 1am Philippine Time. While the eye is no longer visible, the core remains intact and the overall structure is still highly developed. Expect typhoon-force winds of up to 160kph to still be present very near the center of Koppu.

Aside from the strong winds, very heavy rains continue to affect much of Central and Northern Luzon. Rain showers are beginning to weaken across the Bicol Region. However, up north, we are expecting an additional 200 to as much as 400mm of rain over the next 48 hours. The threat of landslides and widespread flooding are still possible in many areas.

We'll have another update later today.

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