Typhoon ‘Quinta’ has slowed down while approaching Coron, Palawan

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the center of Tropical Depression “QUINTA” was estimated at 90 km east of Coron, Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph.

It is forecast to move west at 24 kph. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

Areas having Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)

Occidental Mindoro
Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Cuyo Island

Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere now lowered.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 350 km diameter of the depression.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced Northeast Monsoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.

Pag-asa said MIMAROPA and Western Visayas will experience rains with gusty winds. CALABARZON, Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will experience light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be cloudy with light rains.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon, Central and Western Visayas and coming from the northeast and east over Eastern Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

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