Typhoon Queenie exits but rainshowers, thunderstorms to prevail

Published October 5, 2018, 2:27 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Alexandria San Juan

While Typhoon Queenie (International name Kong-Rey) is now outside the Philippine area of responsibility and heading to South Korea, isolated rainshowers will still prevail over the country due to localized thunderstorms.

(image courtesy of PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN)
(image courtesy of PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN)

In the latest weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration issued Friday morning, Queenie is located at 825 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes outside PAR.

Queenie is still under typhoon category as it packs a maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kilometers per hour.

After exiting the country around 7 p.m., Thursday, Queenie is moving north northwest at 25 kilometers per hour and heading toward South Korea where it is expected to make a landfall.

PAGASA Weather Specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz said there are no weather disturbance being monitored within the next days.

However, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers caused by localized thunderstorms.

The state weather bureau advised the public that flash floods or landslides are still possible due to severe thunderstorms.

PAGASA also warned the public that sea travel remains risky over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon, and eastern seaboards of Luzon due to rough to very rough seas associated with the Typhoon.