“Kammuri” has intensified into a typhoon as it slows down while moving towards the country.
In its latest tropical cyclone advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the northeast monsoon is also affecting northern and central Luzon.
Kammuri is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Saturday evening and Sunday morning and will be named “Tisoy”, the 20th Philippine tropical cyclone for 2019.
PAGASA said tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 may be raised over the eastern portion of Bicol Region-Eastern Visayas area on Sunday. Kammuri’s outer rainbands may bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas on Monday.
At 4 a.m. Friday, Kammuri is at 1,350 kilometers east of southern Luzon with maximum sustained winds at 130 kilometers per hour, gustiness of up to 160 kph, and moving west at 25 kph.
Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will have cloudy skies with scattered rains caused by the northeast monsoon.
Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 26-32 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 21-27 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 14-24 degrees Celsius; SBMA 26-32 degrees Celsius; Lipa City 26-32, Metro Cebu 24-32 degrees Celsius; and Metro Davao 25-33 degrees Celsius. (Lily Ramos/PNA)