MANILA - A TYPHOON is getting stronger and faster as it roars toward the northern Philippines.

Weather forecasters say Typhoon Megi had sustained winds of 140kmh and gusts of up to 170kmh. It was 810km east of the main island of Luzon on Saturday evening.

Landfall on the northern tip of Luzon is forecast for Monday morning.

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo says officials worry Megi could become a super typhoon with more than 200kmh winds.

President Benigno Aquino III ordered hourly storm updates on Saturday after a typhoon hit Manila in July and caused more than 100 deaths.

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