Issued at: 5:00 AM today, 18 OCTOBER 2017
SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm PAOLO was estimated based on all available data at 885 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or 1,120 km East Southeast of Legazpi City, Albay (11.0N, 133.8E) with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 13 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 165 km West of Coron, Palawan or 561 km West Southwest of Legazpi City, Albay (12.0N, 118.7E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
FORECAST: Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms will be experienced in Bicol region and Northern Samar. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening is expected over Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to Northwest will prevail with moderate to rough seas.