• ‘Gorio’ puts 5 areas under signal no.1

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    The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said that the low-pressure area has intensified into a tropical depression now named Gorio—the fourth cyclone to visit the country this month and the seventh storm this year.

    Pagasa weather forecaster Samuel Duran said as of Friday noon Gorio was spotted at 50 kilometers east of Surigao City putting the areas of Western, Eastern and Northern Samar and Dinagat and Siargao Islands under storm signal No.1.

    Duran said Gorio packs maximum sustained winds of 50 kilometers per hour and is moving northwest at 9 kilometers per hour and will make a landfall over Aurora province enhancing the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” making Eastern and Central Visayas and Mindanao to experience cloudy skies and light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

    Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening.

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