Typhoon Maysak has now turned directly into the Philippines area of responsibility and has now been renamed ‘Typhoon Chedeng.’
Meteorologists now warn northern Philippines will receive a direct hit from the typhoon. The storm is passing somewhere near Yap Island and will continue its west-northwest direction, appearing to hit directly on northern Luzon either Easter Sunday or Monday.
The Philippines National Weather Service has issued a warning as the storm is predicted to pack winds in excess of 270 kilometers per hour. Chedeng is predicted to loose momentum as it nears the Philippines, but severe weather and damage are expected.