Goring continues to weaken as cooler ocean waters, dry air take hold
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) continues to weaken “due to upwelling of cooler ocean waters and the onset of dry air intrusion,” state meteorologists said on Monday.
Upwelling means deep, cold water rises toward the surface.
According to its latest update, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Goring’s center is located 245 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.
It is packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness of up to 190 kph.
“Goring is forecast to maintain its strength or may slightly weaken further in the next 12 hours due to upwelling of cooler ocean waters and the onset of dry air intrusion before re-intensifying as it turns northwestward,” Pagasa said in its latest bulletin.
In its previous bulletin, Pagasa had said Goring was carrying maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center with gustiness of up to 215 kph.
Meanwhile, here are the areas under TCWS Number 1, where winds of 39-61 kph or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours:
Batanes, Babuyan Islands, the northern and eastern portions of mainland Cagayan, the eastern portion of Isabela, the northern and central portions of Aurora, Polillo Islands, the northern and eastern portions of Camarines Norte including Calaguas Islands, the northeastern portion of Camarines Sur, and the northern portion of Catanduanes.
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