‘Jenny’ intensifies into typhoon
Previously a tropical storm, Jenny (international name: Dujuan) intensified into a typhoon on Friday afternoon and will enhance the southwest monsoon, the state weather bureau said.
The typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 150 kph, weather specialist Robert Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Jenny was last tracked 1,010 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes and moved a bit faster at 9 kph.
Badrina said Jenny may still intensify over water, but it will not make landfall. It will enhance the southwest monsoon in Visayas and Mindanao.
“There will be light to moderate rains in Metro Manila over the weekend. It may start by Saturday afternoon,” he said.
Jenny is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Monday, but improved weather is seen by Wednesday, Badrina said.
A gale warning was issued over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
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