Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 15.0 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Tropical Storm “QUEDAN” will not expected to directly affect any part of the country.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM tomorrow.
“QUEDAN” has intensified into a Tropical Storm
At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm “QUEDAN” was estimated based on all available data at 790 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.2°N,132.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It forecast to move North at 7 kph.
Palawan, Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to occasionally strong winds coming from the southwest to west will prevail over the eastern section of Visayas and of Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and from the southwest to west over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.