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Tropical Depression Odette drenching the northern Philippines

Good morning from the Western Pacific Weather team.

Thank you for your understanding as we have been going through a transition with the staffing on our team. We want to do our best to keep up with the updates for the region, and so bear with us as we get into place.

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RGB Enhanced Satellite Imagery of Tropical Depression Odette (0230 UTC 12 Oct 2017)

We are monitoring Tropical Depression Odette that is currently battering the northern areas of Luzon. Moderate rainfall is occurring from Santiago on northward into the Pacific. Some estimated radar rainfall returns are 10-15 millimeters per hour, and it is likely that the rainfall amounts will be increasing during the next 24 hours. Some areas have reportedly seen 70 millimeters of rain within the past 24 hours.

The tropical depression will likely continue gaining strength as it moves over Luzon into Friday. There is a chance that tropical storm conditions will impact the region into Saturday. including windy conditions and significant rainfall.

If you are seeing heavy rainfall in the area, and if it is safe for you to do so, please feel free to share photos and videos to our Western Pacific Weather Facebook page.

On behalf of the team, thank you for your continued readership, and we hope to stay in touch.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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