Bagyong Chedeng may be as strong as Milenyo - PAGASA

Bagyong Chedeng is now being felt in the country as heavy rains pour in some parts of the country.

According to PAGASA on its bulletin this morning, 11 AM, Bagyong Chedeng with international codename Songda has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and GMA News quoted PAGASA stating that Chedeng is threatening to hit the Philippines as a "super typhoon" in the same strength as Bagyong Milenyo.

Bagyong Milenyo which registered a strength up to Signal #3 struck the Philippines in September 2006 with at least 213 people were killed. Areas greatly affected by Milenyo were Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon Province, Cavite, Albay, Antique and the Northern Samar.

Let's all hope and pray that it's not gonna happen with the new typhoon amazingly named Chedeng (which sounds like it's gonna surprise us) when it made its landfall by Friday afternoon in Northern Luzon.

PAGASA said that at 10 AM on Monday, May 23, Chedeng is located 795 kms East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar and has a maximum sustained winds of 95 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 120 kph.

By Wednesday morning, that's tomorrow, Bagyong Chedeng is in 360 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, then in 265 km North Northeast of Virac, Cantanduanes or 250 km East of Casiguran, Aurora by Thursday, based on the weather forecast by PAGASA released today.

PAGASA also added that Chedeng signals the start of the rainy season.

Take a look at how Bagyong Chedeng is moving closer to the Philippines from Sunday PM to Monday PM:

as of 4PM, Sunday, May 22

as of 1 AM, Monday, May 23

as of 4PM, Monday, May 23

PAG-ASA will release a new weather forecast on Bagyong Chedeng by 11PM tonight.

Be safe and be prepared everyone.

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