MANILA, Philippines - A tropical cyclone brewing east of the Philippines has become a full-fledged tropical storm and has entered the country's area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday night.
Tropical storm Enteng (international name Khanun) was seen 1,230 kilometers east-northeast of Basco, Batanes as of 8 p.m. Monday, according to PAGASA.
The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Enteng has an estimated rainfall amount of between 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 600 km diameter, PAGASA said.
It is forecast to move west-northwest at 19 kph and will be located 1,100 km northeast of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday morning.
While the storm is still too far to affect any part of the country, PAGASA advised the public and government disaster management agencies and councils to take appropriate actions and watch for its next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m. Tuesday.