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'Paolo’ intensifies into severe tropical storm

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Paolo as of 4:30 p.m. October 17, 2017. (Pagasa)

TROPICAL Cyclone Paolo has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it continues to move over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Paolo was last spotted at 765 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph.

Moving north-northwest at a speed of 7 kph, Paolo is expected to intensify into a typhoon within the next one to two days.

The storm’s outer rainbands may bring scattered light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over the Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.

The storm is forecast to be at 760 kph east of Borongan, Eastern Samar on Wednesday morning and at 1,075 km. east of Baler, Aurora on Thursday morning. It is expected to leave the country on Sunday.

No tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised.

Meanwhile, the low-pressure area (LPA) spotted 395 km west of Coron, Palawan will bring scattered light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over Palawan. (PNA)


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