The super typhoon with an international name ‘Hagibis’ is now considered as the strongest storm on the planet and has the chance to be the strongest of the year.
PAGASA said Wednesday that Typhoon Hagibis is unlikely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
According to PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza, it is far from the country and will not have a direct effect on the Philippines’ weather system.
The ‘monster’ typhoon was last located 2,020 kilometers east of northern Luzon, packing maximum winds of 200 kph and gusts of up to 245 kph while moving its way northwest at 20 kph as of 4 a.m.
Even ex-PAGASA weather forecaster and now GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz compared Typhoon Hagibis with the Super Typhoon Yolanda that hit Eastern Visayas in 2013.
NASA Earth Observatory reported that Hagibis grew from a tropical storm to a category 5 typhoon between October 6 to 7. Its winds decreased to category 4 storm as of October 8.
Recently, the Super Typhoon directly battered Guam that prompted an evacuation on October 8.
Moreover, the Japan Meteorological Agency keeps an eye to the Super typhoon as it develops from the southern part of Japan over the next few days wherein it could bring high winds and heavy rain during a tournament.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to thunderstorms.