Tropical depression Onyok enters PAR


Posted at Sep 28 2019 06:08 AM

Japanese Meteorological Agency

MANILA—Tropical depression Onyok entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at 2 a.m. Saturday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The weather disturbance, the 15th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, was last spotted 1,100 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes.

Onyok may not make landfall, but is expected to strengthen and become a tropical storm, weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.

Moving northwest at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour (kph), it currently packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kph and gusts of up to 70 kph.

Onyok's trough or extension will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Onyok is expected to exit PAR on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Mendoza said.

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