PAGASA DOST Update: Typhoon Juan may land on Cagayan this Monday as Super Typhoon

By on Oct 16, 2010 in Headlines, Science, Weather, World Comments

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Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced today that Typhoon Juan may land on Cagayan on Monday and may be a super typhoon.

As reported by local weather experts, Typhoon Juan may land on Sta. Ana town, in Cagayan Valley on Monday afternoon.

“Tomorrow, Typhoon Juan may have a speed of 175 kph. So by Monday, we are looking at 200 plus kph. This will be very alarming” As Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo was quoted as saying.

A typhoon will be elevated as a super typhoon if its winds exceed 200 kph, DOST said

According to PAGASA on their website, ‘As of 2:00 pm today (October 16), Typhoon Juan was estimated at 880 km East of Northern Luzon (18.2°N, 131.6°E), with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph’.

Typhoon Juan, or with an international code name of Megi, is now moving West Northwest at a speed of 20 kph, with estimated central pressure: 967 hpa, the report added.

And since the effect of Typhoon Juan may be felt on Sunday afternoon, the public is being advised to prepare all possible necessities such as candles, foods, and transistor radios for immediate update about the typhoon.

The status of classes for Monday will depend on how strong Typhoon Juan will be, and will be announced tomorrow, Sunday afternoon, DOST also says.

Meanwhile, DOST PAGASA just posted on their Twitter account a few minutes ago that ‘the rainfall over Metro Manila area was caused by isolated thunderstorm, and will not last long. This is not related to Typhoon Juan’.

For more latest update of Typhoon Juan, check out DOST PAGASA website or follow them on Twitter, @dost_pagasa.

Below is the Satellite Image of Typhoon Juan as of 5:30am October 16, taken from the DOST PAGASA website.

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