DOMENG” HAS INTENSIFIED SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES IN A NORTHEASTWARD DIRECTION.
Tropical Storm Domeng has intensified into a severe tropical storm and will bring monsoon rains over Luzon and Western Visayas over the next two days as it moves out of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Domeng was last spotted 640 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kph and gusts of up to 115kph.
It is forecast to move north northeast at 27 kph and leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday afternoon.
PAGASA, meanwhile, issued an orange rainfall warning in Cavite, where residents are cautioned to be wary of possible flooding.
The following areas are under a yellow rainfall alert, where flooding in low-lying areas is possible: Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, and Rizal.
Location of eye/center : At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “DOMENG” was estimated based on all available data at at 565 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (21.4, 127.3).
Strength : Maximum winds of 85 kph near the centerand gustiness of up to 105 kph.
Forecast movement : Forecast to move North Northeast at 21 kph
Forecast position :
• 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 1,060 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(25.2°N, 130.9°E)
• 48 Hour(Monday morning):1,980 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(30.0°N, 138.6°E)
• 72 Hour(Tuesday morning): 3,140 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(37.3°N, 148.0°E)
TS “Domeng” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat), which will bring monsoon rains over Luzon and Western Visayas for the next 2 days. Residents of these areas are advised to take appropriate actions against possible flash floods and landslides and coordinate with their local DRRM offices.
Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Southern Luzon and Central Luzon.
“DOMENG” is expected to exit the PAR by Sunday morning (June 10).
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