The Philippines is waking up to a powerful typhoon today, November 12.
Satellite rendering of Typhoon Ulysses as it made its first landfall over Quezon province
Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) continues to intensify as it made its third landfall over Quezon Province earlier today, according to PAGASA. It peaked over the northern part of the province between late Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Its first landfall was at 10:30 PM on Wednesday over Patnanungan. The typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 150kph near the center and gustiness of up to 205kph at a slow tracking of 15 kph west-northwestward.
Its second landfall was at 11:30 PM where its center was in the vicinity of Burdeos.
It further strengthened before landing for the third time over Quezon, over General Nakar in the northern part of the province at 1:30 AM.
PAGASA said in an earlier advisory that the forecasted peak intensity of Typhoon Ulysses will occur while it made its third landfall.
Ulysses is expected to slightly weaken as it slams against the tips of Sierra Madre and Zambales mountain ranges while remaining a typhoon.
The weather bureau predicts that it is likely to emerge over the western seaboard of Zambales on Thursday morning.
Ulysses is forecasted to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday morning or afternoon.
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