Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR: Typhoon Ompong
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 5:00 PM, 12 September 2018


Typhoon OMPONG entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 3:00 PM this afternoon. The typhoon continues to threaten Northern Luzon. The province of Catanduanes will experience the peripheral effects of OMPONG within the next 36 hours, bringing occasional rains and gusty winds. The typhoon may reach a peak intensity of 220 / 270 kph (max/gust) tomorrow (September 13). TY OMPONG is expected to make landfall in the northern tip of Cagayan on Saturday (September 15). TCWS #1 may be raised in provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur tomorrow morning (September 13).

Location of eye/center:

At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “OMPONG” was located based on all available data at 1,145 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0 °N, 134.8 °E)


Maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 255 km/h

Forecast Movement:

Moving West at 20 km/h

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 820 km East of Daet, Camarines Norte(14.9°N, 130.5°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday afternoon):450 km Northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte(16.8°N, 126.1°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday afternoon): 70 km North of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(18.8°N, 120.7°E)
  • 96 Hour(Sunday afternoon):610 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(20.7°N, 115.4°E)
  • 120 Hour(Monday afternoon):1,275 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (OUTSIDE PAR)(22.0°N, 109.1°E)

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 5:25 PM today, 12 September 2018

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Typhoon.  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.