Typhoon Dindo is expected to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday
Typhoon Dindo continues to move away from the Philippines but has maintained its strength, PAGASA said on Saturday afternoon. The tropical depression has international name Lionrock.
As of 4:00 PM today, Aug. 27. the center of typhoon Dindo was estimated at 1,315 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.
However, it has maintained its strength, as it moves away from the country. The typhoon, according to PAGASA, is packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and gusts of wind up to 195 kph.
It was moving east northeast at the speed of 15 kph.
PAGASA, the state weather bureau said, the typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday morning, August 28.
PAGASA said the typhoon will affect the southwest monsoon or ‘hanging habagat’. In other parts of the country, continuous rain is experienced for how many days already.
Monsoon rains will be experienced in wider part of the country including Metro Manila Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Palawan province.
On the other hand, the rest of Luzon will experience light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
The other parts of the country, including Visayas regions, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorm.
As of now, the typhoon is threatening Japan upon exiting the Philippines. This is On the heels of the deadly Typhoon Mindulle that struck Japan.
Typhoon Lionrock is expected to make landfall in Japan early next week bringing heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
This weekend, Lionrock will move northeastward over the open seas of the northern Pacific Ocean, posing hazards to shipping interests as it causes rough seas.
On Saturday evening, Lionrock strengthened to the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific oceans.
“At this point, it appears that Lionrock will make landfall in eastern Honshu around or in between Tokyo and Sendai,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott said.
Lionrock is predicted to make landfall on Monday night.