'Paolo' accelerates, remains over PH sea: PAGASA


Posted at Oct 18 2017 12:37 AM

MANILA - Severe tropical storm "Paolo" has accelerated and will remain in the Philippine Sea until it exits the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said Tuesday night.

In its 11 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Paolo is now packing sustained winds of 105 kph near the center from 90 kph and gusts of up to 130 kph from 115kph.

The severe tropical storm is not expected to make landfall in the Philippines and will exit the PAR by Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao region, Caraga, and Palawan may experience scattered light to moderate and occasionally heavy rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, meanwhile, may experience scattered rainshowers or thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Another previously sighted low pressure area is now 200 kilometers west-northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is not expected to intensify into a tropical depression.