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‘Gorio’ over West PH Sea; signal no.1 up in Metro Manila, 8 areas

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 1:32 p.m., 30 June 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila and eight other areas were placed under signal number 1 as tropical storm “Gorio” roared over West Philippine Sea after passing Lubang Island Sunday, the state weather bureau said.

In its latest weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said the center of Gorio was estimated at 90 kilometers southwest of Subic, Zambales.

It was last observed packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Signal number 1 was hoisted in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces and Lubang Island, and other storm signals were lowered elsewhere, PAGASA said.

Gorio was forecast to be at 390 km west of Laoag City by Monday morning and out of the Philippine territory.

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