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Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Yutu Update (GDACS, JTWC, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 30 October 2018)

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  • Typhoon YUTU ("Rosita" in the Philippines) made landfall close to Dilasag Town (northern Luzon) on evening of 29 October UTC, with maximum sustained winds of 150-160 km/h. Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge affected central and northern Luzon. On 30 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located inland approx. 10 km north of Santiago City, with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h.

  • It is forecast to continue inland west-north-west before weakening as it moves into the South Sea. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect northern Luzon on 30-31 October.

  • The Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 for Stormy Weather remains in effect for northern Luzon.

  • This is the second such typhoon to affect the area in the last six weeks.