Watch out for Typhoon Pablo / Tropical Storm Bopha

Watch out for Typhoon Pablo / Tropical Storm Bopha -- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated that by next week, tropical storm "BOPHA" is expect to hit the Philippines and may develop into a typhoon (Typhoon Pablo) during its stay in the country. BOPHA was detected as 1,040 km East of the eastern boarder of the PAR (04.0 °N, 145.0 °E), bearing maximum winds of 95 kph near the center and gustiness up to 120 kph.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) tells that tropical storm ‘Bopha’ was spotted hovering off Guam with a maximum sustained winds of up to 93 kph. It also bears the rains that could reach 50 mm/hr.

Typhoon Pablo may stay in the country till Saturday next week so be prepared for the unexpected. GMA News reported that Pablo is seen stronger than Sendong.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) urges Iligan and Cagayan De Oro prepare for any untoward situations.

According to PAGASA:
Davao Region and the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani will have cloudy skies with occasional light to moderate rain showers or thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated brief rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening

For Luzon, there will be moderate winds, from the northeast to east. Elsewhere will be light to moderate.

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