‘Juan’ intensifies into ‘super typhoon’

AT least two areas in northern Luzon were placed under Signal No. 4 as tropical cyclone “Juan” (Megi) intensified and increased its threat Sunday afternoon.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said “Juan” now packed maximum winds of 225 kph with gustiness of up to 260 kph.

While Pagasa’s 5 p.m. advisory still termed “Juan” as a typhoon, Bicol-based weather site Typhoon2000.ph classified it as a super typhoon.

A typhoon gets elevated as a super-typhoon if its winds exceed 200 kph.

It advised families especially in northern Luzon to have at least one member stay up during the night in case flash floods or landslides suddenly occur.

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