While typhoon Chedeng (international name: Guchol) intensified in the middle of the Philippine Sea, it is not expected to directly bring heavy rainfall over the country in the next three days.
Photo credit to PAGASA
In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin and advisory issued Saturday, June 10, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that “Chedeng” may enhance the southwest monsoon or “habagat” and is expected to bring occasional rains over the western portion of Luzon and Visayas.
Based on its latest track, PAGASA spotted the center eye of “Chedeng” 875 km east of northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph as it moved slowly in the north-northwestward direction.
PAGASA hoisted no tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) at the moment but as it is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon, “Chedeng” may bring gusty conditions in Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas, Zambales, Bataan, Camiguin, and Dinagat Islands.
The weather bureau said that the same condition will be experienced in Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Abra, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, and Northern Samar on June 11.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said that “Chedeng” will remain far from the Philippine landmass and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow evening, June 11, or in the morning of June 12. (Sonny Daanoy)