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Parts of Palawan are under Signal No. 3 as ‘Odette’ weakens.

Even when Typhoon Odette weakened significantly on Friday night, the tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 3 remained in place over Northern Palawan.

As of 8 p.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that “Odette” had maximum sustained winds of 150 kph around the center with gustiness of up to 205 kph.

Odette made landfall at 3:10 p.m. over Roxas, Palawan, and was last seen over the San Vicente shoreline.

In locations covered by TCWS No. 3 (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, Roxas, San Vicente, and Puerto Princesa City), destructive typhoon-force winds will dominate, including the Kalayaan Islands.

The center portion of Palawan (Narra, Sofronio Espaola, Quezon, Aborlan, Rizal, Brooke’s Point), as well as the Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands, may be hit by severe gale to storm-force winds.

The rest of Palawan is under TCWS No. 1, which means high winds are forecast in the next 36 hours.

PAGASA predicts heavy to torrential rains across Palawan, including the Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands; moderate to heavy with at times intense rains across Bicol Region, Quezon, and the rest of Mimaropa; and light to moderate with at times heavy rains across Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, and the rest of Calabarzon tonight.

The storm is expected to proceed west northwestward over the West Philippine Sea, exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility Saturday morning or early afternoon.

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