The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA), launched a new twitter account @dost_pagasa to tweet live hourly updates on Typhoon “Megi.” Megi will have the local codename Typoon Juan when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility around midnight or early Saturday morning.
According to PAGASA, Megi may landfall over the eastern coast of the Cagayan-Isabela area by Monday afternoon.
Pagasa officer-in-charge Graciano Yumul said that Megi‘s strength is similar to Ondoy.
According to the latest tweet from PAGASA;
“The severe tropical storm (MEGI)has intensified into a typhoon with maximum winds of 120 kph and gust of 150 kph. This weather disturbance is expected to enter the PAR tonight. However, with its current position and intensity, still no direct effect to any part of the country.”
PAGASA adviced the general public and local disaster risk reduction managers to prepare and take precautionary measures. Fishermen are advised not to venture over the eastern and northern coasts of Luzon, while farmers were advised to monitor weather updates. Travelers were advised not to travel starting on Sunday morning, particularly in landslide prone areas of northern and eastern Luzon.