Severe tropical storm ‘Quiel’ now a typhoon – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Severe tropical storm Quiel (International name Nakri) has developed into a typhoon, state weather service PAGASA said.

Based on PAGASA’s Friday 3:00 PM bulletin, typhoon Quiel, located at 430 kilometers West of Coron, Palawan, is packed with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

It is moving Southwest at 10 kph.

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Quiel may slightly intensify in the next 24 hours but it is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Friday night and Saturday morning and head generally westward towards Vietnam.

Between today and tomorrow (November 9) afternoon, moderate with occasional heavy rains will be experienced over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Apayao and Ilocos Norte.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will affect Mindoro Provinces, Palawan, and Western Visayas.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take precautionary measures for possible landslides and flash floods.

Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea vessels, over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms.

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