'Paolo' now a severe tropical storm


Posted at Oct 17 2017 01:26 PM

This satellite image from PAGASA shows severe tropical storm Paolo east of the country and a low pressure area in the west.

MANILA - Tropical cyclone "Paolo" has intensified into a severe tropical storm as it moved over the Philippine Sea, PAGASA said Tuesday.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Paolo was packing sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 115 kph.

"The outer rainbands of Paolo may bring scattered light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over Bicol region, Visayas, and Mindanao," PAGASA said.

No tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised so far in any of the affected areas.

The weather office however warned that Paolo may strengthen into a typhoon within 24 to 36 hours.
Meanwhile, a low pressure area is expected to bring light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains over Palawan, PAGASA said.

Paolo was last tracked 765 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar while the LPA was spotted 395 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan.

PAGASA will release its next weather bulletin at 11 p.m.

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