Quedan now a tropical storm, inches north-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
TROPICAL Storm Quedan (international codename Fitow) continued to crawl northward slowly early Tuesday, amid forecasts of rain over several parts of the country.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its 5:00 a.m. bulletin, said Quedan was estimated at 790 km east of Virac, Catanduanes as of 4:00 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
It was moving north at 7 kph, it added.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rain is expected over Palawan, Bicol, Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula.
These areas may also expect moderate rain showers and thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
As for Metro Manila and the rest of the country, the state weather bureau said these areas will be partly cloudy to cloudy, "with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms." (JK/Sunnex)