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MW 2016-10-18 2257Z (from NRL)

MW 2016-10-18 2257Z (from NRL)

Typhoon HAIMA (T1622/25W/LawinPH) is centred at about 470 km east-southeast of Tuguegarao… The cyclone is moving west in the general direction of the Cagayan Valley…

HAIMA is a destructive Typhoon with maximum sustained wind speed of about 210 km/h (115 kts) (10-min)… The eyewall seems to be contracting… An OW eye surrounded by W shade yields a DT of 6.5… Raw T# was 6.6 at 01:10 UTC…

There may be flctuations in intensity in the next 18 hours but further strengthening is unlikely to occur… HAIMA will weaken after making landfall…

A steering ridge is centred south of Japan… extending westward into southeastern China… HAIMA is expected to move west or west-northwest at about 25 to 28 km/h today… HAIMA will make landfall on Cagayan or Isabela Province later tonight or in the small hours of Thursday… The storm will emerge into the South China Sea tomorrow morning…

Friends in Cagayan Valley / Cordillera AR / Ilocos Region should be prepared for Typhoon conditions IMMEDIATELY… DESTRUCTIVE Hurricane Force winds will be observed along the path of HAIMA… There may be storm surges of 1.0 m or above… Residents in northern parts of Central Luzon should also pay attention to possible heavy rain and strong gusts…

Expected time of landfall on Cagayan / Isabela:  Later Tonight to Early Thursday morning

Expected time of exiting Ilocos:  Thursday morning

At 9 a.m. local time… Baler reported sea level pressure of 1003.7 hPa…

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

2016-10-19 10:00 local time

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