'Nando' exits PAR; new LPA seen-A A +A
Thursday, August 29, 2013
MANILA (Updated 11:34 a.m.) -- Tropical Storm Nando (international codename: Kong-Rey) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), while another low-pressure area (LPA) is moving closer to extreme northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said Thursday.
In its 11:00 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (Pagasa) said Nando continues to move away from the country. As of 10:00 a.m., it was estimated at 460 kilometers (km) north of Basco, Batanes or at 20 km east of northern Taiwan.
Nando had maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is expected to move north at 19 kph, and be 840 km north of Basco, Batanes or 380 km north of Taiwan Friday morning.
Pagasa also said the LPA was estimated at 1,220 km east of extreme northern Luzon.
Also, Pagasa said Nando will still enhance the Southwest Monsoon, which may bring rain and possible floods and landslides over Calayan, Babuyan and Batanes.
Nando had left at least one dead.
For Thursday, Pagasa said Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan Islands may expect cloudy skies and moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms. This may cause flash floods and landslides, authorities said.
The provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga and the rest of Cagayan may expect have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be "partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms." (JK/Sunnex)