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Pagasa monitors severe tropical storm outside PAR

/ 07:45 PM October 20, 2019

Source: Pagasa website | October 20; 5:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines — A severe tropical storm is being monitored outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Sunday.

As of 3 p.m., Severe Tropical Storm Bualoi was spotted 2,695 km east of Visayas with maximum sustained winds of 100 kph with gustiness reaching up to 125 kph.

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According to Pagasa, Bualoi will still intensify while moving northwestward, but it remains less likely to enter PAR.

It continues to move west-northwest at 20 kph.

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Meanwhile, Typhoon Perla was spotted 890 km east-northeast of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph and gustiness of 160 kph.

Pagasa said Perla exited PAR shortly after 5 p.m.

Pagasa also raised gale warning over Batanes, northern coast of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, and northern coast of Ilocos Norte due to the northeasterly surface windflow.

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