Courtesy of PAGASA

11 a.m., Sept. 9

State weather bureau PAGASA estimated the center of typhoon Kiko at 670 kilometers (km) East of Baler, Aurora as of 10 a.m.

The typhoon further intensified reaching a maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph, while moving westward at 20 kph.

Signal number 1 has been raised over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, the northeastern portion of Apayao (Luna, Pudtol, Flora, Santa Marcela), and the northeastern portion of Isabela (Santa Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan).

 

5 a.m., Sept. 9

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 has been raised in some Luzon areas on Thursday, Sept. 9, as typhoon “Kiko” (international name “Chanthu”) approaches Northern Luzon.

PAGASA estimated the center of Kiko at 785 kilometers km east of Baler, Aurora at 4 a.m.

It packed a maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph, while moving westward at 20 kph.

 

11 p.m., Sept. 8

The center of the eye of typhoon Kiko was over the Philippine Sea or about 985 kilometers (km) east of Central Luzon.

In the next 12 hours, Kiko may move generally westward before turning west-northwestward until Friday morning and northwestward for the remainder of Friday through Saturday, Sept. 11, PAGASA said.

Kiko has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph while moving west at 20 kph.

PAGASA said the typhoon may further intensify in the next 12 hours until it reaches its peak intensity between 185 kph and 205 kph by Friday evening while crossing the Babuyan archipelago. (Click here read more…)

 

 

 

Source: https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/09/tropical-cyclone-kiko-tracker/