Typhoon Jose gains strength-A A +A
Sunday, August 3, 2014
MANILA -- Typhoon Jose (International name: Halong) has intensified while moving in a west northwest direction, the state weather bureau said Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 10 a.m., Jose was located at 1,100 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 220 kph.
The typhoon is forecast to move west northwest at 11 kph.
The weather bureau said Jose will not yet affect any part of the country, but the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” will continue to bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Ilocos Region, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa.
Pagasa said Jose will bring an estimated rainfall amount of 10–25 millimeters per hour, which is considered “heavy – intense,” within its 650 kilometers diameter.
Jose is expected to be at 870 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora by Monday morning and at 800 kilometers east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan by Tuesday morning.
By Wednesday morning, it is expected to be at 800 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes. (Sunnex)