‘Quedan’ intensifies into severe tropical storm

John Christopher Amodo
PUBLISHED October 26, 2017 04:45 pm
Satellite image from NOAA

(Inside Manila) Tropical storm “Quedan” (International name: Saola) has intensified into a severe tropical storm while traversing over the east Philippine Sea on Thursday morning, October 26.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said Quedan now has Maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 115 km/h.

The center of the severe tropical storm was estimated based on all available data at “1,000 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (17.7 °N, 132.5 °E)” and is expected to move Northwest at 21 km/h.

While Metro Manila will have isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, the Eastern section of Luzon will experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought about by the outer rainbands of Quedan.

Sea travel is likewise risky over the Northern Luzon’s seaboards and Central and Southern Luzon’s Eastern seaboards, therefore advising concerned fisher folks and those with small seacrafts not to venture out over the area.

Quedan is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday, October 28.

Meanwhile, an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan and Mindanao is expected to bring rains over the areas.



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