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Typhoon ‘Wutip’ weakens; still outside PAR – Pagasa

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:36 PM February 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon “Wutip” weakened slightly as data from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Wednesday showed it almost stationary outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

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In Pagasa’s 11 a.m. advisory, Wutip was still 1,985 kilometers (km) east of Central Luzon at 10 a.m., the same position it had seven hours earlier.

It was however weaker with a maximum sustained wind speed of 160 km per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. Its previous wind speed at 3 a.m. was 170 kph with gustiness of up to 210 kph.

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The weather bureau said Wutip may enter PAR on Thursday.

It would be named “Betty” once it enters PAR, Pagasa said. /cbb

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