Tropical Depression Obet maintained its strength as it reached Batanes, state weather PAGASA said.

Obet’s center was estimated based on all available data at 75 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.3°N, 122.7°E).

It is moving westward at 20 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 70 km/h, and central pressure of 1002 hPa.

PAGASA placed the following areas under Signal no. 1:

  •     Batanes
  •     Babuyan Islands
  •     Northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga)


Obet is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Saturday morning or afternoon.  — Ronald Espartinez