Typhoon intensifies, veers away from PAR – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Bualoi has slightly intensified but is unlikely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Wednesday.
As of 5a.m. Wednesday, the weather disturbance was 2,265 kilometers east of northern Luzon, according to Pagasa weather specialist Meno Mendoza.
“Bualoi” packs a maximum wind speed of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 230 kph.
It will not have a direct effect on the Philippine landmass as it continues to move away from PAR, said Mendoza.
Pagasa is also monitoring a shallow low-pressure area (LPA) located at 1,320 kilometers east of northern Luzon but is expected to dissipate by Friday.
Wednesday weather forecast
Meanwhile, the northeasterly surface wind flow is currently prevailing over Luzon, according to a separate bulletin issued by the state weather bureau at 4 a.m.
The northeasterly surface wind flow will trigger partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms, Pagasa said. /gsg
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