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Typhoon Maysak bears down on Philippines

Philippines officials have ordered the evacuation of more than 20,000 people from coastal areas threatened by a typhoon.

Typhoon Maysak is weakening but is still expected to bring winds of up to 160km (99 miles) an hour, and waves of up to two metres (six feet).

It is due to make landfall in the Philippines on Sunday.

BBC Weather's Ben Rich says the predicted rainfall could still cause flooding in some areas.

  • 04 Apr 2015
  • From the section Asia