Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ enters PH area of responsibility


TYPHOON “Ferdie” has entered the Philippine area of responsibility and will cause some rains in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, weather forecasters said on Sunday.

At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, the center of Typhoon “Ferdie” (international name “Meranti”) was estimated at 1,280 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It was forecast to move west northwest at 22 kph.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms were expected over Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and the province of Palawan.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country, it said.

Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the southwest to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough, the weather bureau said.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west, with slight to moderate seas.


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