MANILA — The state weather bureau on Tuesday said that the a super typhoon with international name “Soudelor,” the strongest tropical cyclone on earth this year will enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it will be named “Hanna” once it enters the country.
Soudelor is forecasted to enter the eastern boarder of the country and is likely to move west northwest at 20 kph.
As of 10 a.m, the eye of the typhoon was located 1,855 kilometers east of Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 250 kph.
Soudelor, though will not make a landfall will enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” and may affect Visayas and Mindanao.
Light to moderate rains may be experienced in Palawan, Southern Visayas and Mindanao because of the typhoon-enhanced “habagat.”
Metro Manila is expected to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms.