Storm signal lifted in 2 areas-A A +A
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
MANILA (Updated 6:40 p.m.) -- Tropical Storm Nando (international name: Kong-Rey) has maintained its strength as it continues to move away from the Philippines, and storm warning signal was lifted Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.
Public storm warning signal 2 in Calayan and Babuyan group of islands were lifted, while Batanes group of islands was placed under public storm signal 1.
Nando was spotted at 180 kilometers (km) north northeast of Basco, Batanes as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Nando continues to move northward with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 120 kph.
Pagasa said the tropical storm is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday afternoon.
The weather bureau said Nando will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the western section of Central and Southern Luzon.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 25 millimeters (heavy-intense) within the 500 kilometers diameter of the tropical storm. (Sunnex)