State weather bureau spotted Bagyong Dodong at 210 kilometers northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, with a maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph.
PAGSA said, "As of 12:00 p.m. the eye of Typhoon DODONG (NOUL) was located based on all available data at 445 km East of Infanta, Quezon (14.7°N, 125.8°E)."
The 3 areas under storm signal no. 3 are Cagayan, Isabela and Northern Aurora. They will experienced a winds of 121 to 170 kph in at least 18 hours, PAGASA said.
Storm warning signal number 2 was hoisted over the following areas, which should expect winds of 61 to 120 kph in 24 hours:
- Calayan Group of Islands
- Babuyan Group of Islands
- Mt. Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Rest of Aurora
- Polillo Island
Storm warning signal number 1, meanwhile, was hoisted over the following areas, which should expect winds of 30 to 60 kph in at least 36 hours:
- Ilocos Sur
- Ilocos Norte
- Nueva Ecija
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Northern Samar
Expect to experience the heavy to intense rainfall within its 200-kilometer diameter. "Storm surges of up to 2.5 meters are possible over the eastern coast of Camarines Sur, Quezon and Isabela," according to PAGASA.
On Early Sunday, Bagyong Dodong is expected to make landfall over the coast of Isabela-Cagayan area and moving west northwest at 20 kph.
Typhoon Dodong is the fourth typhoon to hit the country this year and expect to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Monday evening.
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