LOOK: ‘Powerful’ Typhoon To Enter PAR On Holy Week

MANILA – Typhoon ”Maysak” (international name) is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday, according to weather bureau PAGASA.

Within the next 12 hours, it will reach a tropical storm status and will be internationally named “Maysak”.

LOOK: 'Powerful' Typhoon To Enter PAR On Holy Week
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PAGASA said that at 10 a.m., Maysak was spotted 2,240 kilometers east of Mindanao and was packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 170 kph.

Maysak was moving west at 23 kph. PAGASA said that at this rate, Maysak will enter the PAR on Wednesday.

Its local name will be ”Chedeng.”

PAGASA weather forecaster Gladys Saludes said the effects of the typhoon will not be immediately felt once the typhoon enters PAR.

She said rains may be felt in parts of Luzon and Visayas starting next week.