‘Rolly’ rapidly turns into typhoon, but Pagasa says peak intensity far from super typhoon levels

MANILA, Philippines --- Typhoon "Rolly" intensified rapidly right after entering the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), state meteorologists said on their Thursday evening update. The first severe weather bulletin from Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Rolly showed that it now packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of 150 kph. It was last located 1,280 kilometers east of Central Luzon, and is now moving westward at a speed of 20 kph. But contrary to predictions by the US Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Rolly's peak intensity before landfall may only be at 165 to 185 kph ---...Keep on reading: ‘Rolly’ rapidly turns into typhoon, but Pagasa says peak intensity far from super typhoon levels

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