‘Tino’ does quick in-and-out
MANILA, Philippines—Although Typhoon “Tino” was hardly felt, its expected exit from the country’s area of responsibility on Tuesday morning is bound to bring a sense of relief to most people who have yet to recover from last weekend’s Typhoon “Santi.”
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday said Tino (international name: “Wipha”) was hardly felt in the country because of its distance and its north-northwest track toward the southern islands of Japan.
Forecaster Joey Figuracion said that as of 4 p.m. Monday, Tino was estimated at 1,190 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. The typhoon was moving north-northwest at 20 kph.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council had earlier said that Tino would bring heavy to intense rain, although it would not directly affect any part of the country.
According to Figuracion, the tropical cyclone is anticipated to be 1,110 km northeast of Basco or 990 km east of northern Taiwan on Tuesday morning, well outside the Philippine area of responsibility.
The estimated amount of rainfall within the 1,000-km diameter of the typhoon will be heavy to intense at 7.5 millimeters per hour to 15 ml per hour, the forecaster said.
According to Pagasa, the whole country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms Tuesday.—Jeannette I. Andrade
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