Summer storm threatens Mindanao and Visayas


Tropical storm Domeng (international codename Peipah) is expected to enter the Philippines today but it will not affect any part of the country for the next 24 hours.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Saturday the storm was estimated at 1,330 km east of Southern Mindanao with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph.

“Domeng” is the fourth cyclone to hit the country this year.

The storm will start to bring rains over the eastern part of Visayas and Mindanao either on Monday or Tuesday.

Pagasa said the tropical depression is likely to make landfall somewhere between the Caraga region and Eastern Visayas.

In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along this area will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to east with slight to moderate seas.



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