• Typhoon Tino to enter PH on Monday


    Typhoon Tino (international codenanme: Wipha) is expected to enter Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Monday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

    Weather forecaster Fernando Cada said that as of 4 a.m., the eye of the typhoon Wipha was located at 1,280 km east of extreme Northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to 190 kph. It is calculated to move north northwest at 15 kph.

    Cada said the typhoon expect to enter the country around 10 a.m. since it is now almost at the boundary of Philippine Area of Responsibility

    However, he noted that just like typhoon “Ramil,” it will only stay briefly in the Philippine area of responsibility and is not expected to hit land in any part of the country.

    Once inside the Philippine territory, it would be named “Tino,” the third cyclone to visit the country this month and 20th this year.

    He said the typhoon has no direct effect to the country since it is still too far from the country’s landmass.

    He also noted it would only stay briefly in the PAR and isnot expected to hit land in any part of the country.

    Cada said it would stay only for a day inside PAR and then would head to southern Japan.

    For Monday forecast, Cada said that most parts of the country including Metro Manila will experience fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorm mostly in the afternoon or evening.

    PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and coming from the southwest to west over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

    PAGASA also said strong to gale-force winds associated with Typhoon Santi is expected to affect the Northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the seaboards of Palawan.

    “Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it said. PNA


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