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Typhoon ‘Butchoy’ moves away from Philippines


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First Posted 13:17:00 05/11/2008

Filed Under: Weather

MANILA, Philippines -- Moderate to strong winds blowing from the north and northwest will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon as Typhoon ?Butchoy? moved farther away from the Philippines, the weather bureau said Sunday.

At 2:00 a.m., the storm was located 980 kilometers east of Northern Luzon, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in its 5 a.m. bulletin.

Butchoy was packing maximum winds of 185 kilometers per hour with gustiness of 220 kilometers per hour.

Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains over the western sections of Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to at times cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Visayas and Mindanao will experience moderate to rough seas. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northwest and west and the coastal along these areas will be slight to moderate except during thunderstorms.



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