A typhoon with international name “Lionrock” has entered the country’s area of responsibility yesterday and was given a local name of “Dindo.”
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has estimated the location of Dindo at 1,200 kilometers east-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes around Wednesday noon.
It has maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move 7 kph south-southwest.
PAGASA-Weather Division’s Marine Meteorological Services Section Chief Rene Paciente said the typhoon is too far to affect any part of the country.
“Dindo is near the boundary of the Philippine area of responsibility and may already leave the country’s waters by Saturday,” he said. (Ellalyn de Vera)