Tropical storm about to enter PAR-A A +A
Sunday, July 13, 2014
MANILA -- The tropical storm east of Bicol is about to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), as it was estimated to be at 1,100 kilometers east of Legaspi City as of 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tropical Storm Rammasun will be named "Glenda" once it enters the PAR either Sunday evening or Monday morning.
The storm is packing maximum winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, said Pagasa.
It is moving west at 30 kph, the weather bureau added.
With its speed and movement, Pagasa said the storm is expected to be at 570 kilometers east of Legaspi City by Monday afternoon, 170 kilometers northeast of Legaspi or 100 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes by Tuesday afternoon, and in the vicinity of Cabanatuan City by Wednesday afternoon.
The storm will not yet affect the country, said Pagasa. However, it will bring an estimated rainfall amount of 7.5 to 15 millimeters per hour within its 400-kilometer diameter, the weather bureau added. (LMY/Sunnex)