Philippines: Typhoons Sarika (Karen) and Haima (Lawin) (17 October 2016)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 17 Oct 2016 View Original

Typhoon Sarika

Typhoon Sarika (Karen) made landfall in Baler, Aurora province, at 2:30 a.m. on 16 October. It slightly weakened while crossing Central Luzon but slightly intensified as it moves away from the Philippines. As of 6am 17 October 2016, Typhoon Sarika is out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) have been lifted.

Typhoon Haima

Typhoon Haima (Lawin) has intensified from a severe tropical storm. It was last spotted 1,265 km east of the Visayas with maximum sustained winds of up to 150 km/h and gusts of up to 185 km/h. It is moving west northwest at 22 km/h and is expected to enter PAR by the afternoon of 17 October. The typhoon is projected to intensify into a category 5 as it moves closer to northern Philippines.

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