PAGASA Says Odette Slightly Intensifies, Signal No. 1 Raised in 15 Provinces

PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Wednesday (December 15)

The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that Severe Tropical Storm Odette slightly intensified and Signal No. 1 has been raised over 15 provinces.

On Wednesday (December 15, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. Severe Tropical Storm Odette will affect the country’s weather condition.

PAGASA reported that Severe Tropical Storm Odette slightly intensified and it may reach typhoon category. It would continue to bring an inclement weather condition over some parts of the country.


Odette has been last spotted at 735 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. it has maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is moving 25 kph at a northwest direction.

The storm’s trough is expected to bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands. It may reach typhoon intensity within 12 hours.


The weather agency has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 in the following areas:


  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Northern and central portions of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, City of Bogo, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Asturias, City of Carcar, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, Toledo City, City of Naga, Balamban, Minglanilla, Cebu City, City of Talisay, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands


  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Camiguin
  • Eastern portion of Misamis Oriental (Magsaysay, Gingoog City, Medina, Talisayan, Balingoan, Kinoguitan, Sugbongcogon, Salay, Jasaan, Balingasag, Lagonglong, Binuangan, Claveria, Villanueva, Tagoloan)

The severe tropical storm will bring heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, the northern portion of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Cebu by Thursday until Friday morning.


The weather bureau also warned the fisherfolks that sea travel remains risky for all types of sea crafts due to moderate to rough coastal water condition.

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