MANILA -- Tropical storm "Quedan" lost speed as it continued to move over the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday.
In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said the storm was moving at 9 kilometers per hour (kph) still in a north-northwest direction.
Quedan has maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
It was last spotted 680 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes as of 10 a.m.
It was still not expected to directly affect any part of the country.
However, sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Luzon.
PAGASA said if Quedan maintains its speed, it was expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Sunday morning.