The tropical depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has now intensified into a Tropical Storm with an international name “RAI” with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, gustiness up to 80 km/h and moving west northwestward at 20 km/h. As shown, the size of RAI is much larger than the whole of Mindanao.
Preparations by local disaster and risk reductuion management teams are already underway.
Below is PAGASA’s forecast track of RAI which will be named “ODETTE” once it enters PAR.
Below is the forecast location.