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VIS 2016-10-17 0650Z (from HKO)

VIS 2016-10-17 0650Z (from HKO)

Typhoon HAIMA (T1622/25W/LawinPH) is centred at about 1560 km east-southeast of Tuguegarao… The cyclone is moving west-northwest over the Philippine Sea… in the general direction of northern Luzon…

HAIMA is a dangerous Typhoon… A small but ragged eye… which is surrounded by a BLK ring… is observed on IR and VIS… The maximum sustained wind speed is estimated to be about 150 km/h (80 kts) (10-min)… Raw T# was 6.2 at 06:30 UTC…

Good outflow and high sea surface temperatures support further intensification… HAIMA can reach an intensity of 185 km/h (100 kts) or above in 2 days…

The ridge to the north of HAIMA will move the cyclone west-northwestward at about 22 to 25 km/h… The Typhoon may make landfall on northeastern Luzon… likely Cagayan Province… on Thursday morning…

Friends in Cagayan Valley / Cordillera AR / Ilocos Region should be prepared for Typhoon conditions late Wednesday and Thursday… DESTRUCTIVE Hurricane Force winds will be observed along the path of HAIMA…

Expected time of landfall on Cagayan:  Early Thursday morning

The above info is for reference only… Please always check also the latest official cyclone updates from PAGASA…

2016-10-17 15:20 local time

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