Perla leaves, stronger typhoon Bualoi unlikely to slam PH


Posted at Oct 21 2019 08:15 AM

MANILA — Severe tropical storm Perla has left the Philippine area of responsibility, where a stronger typhoon off the country's Pacific coast is unlikely to stray into, the state weather bureau said Monday. 

Perla was 1,215 kilometers northeast of Luzon's northern tip at 4 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour and 135 kph gusts, said PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz. 

The country's 16th storm, which had no direct effect on the Philippines, was heading for southern Japan, she said. 

Meanwhile, stronger typhoon Bualoi was 2,670 kilometers east of Southern Luzon, packing 130 kph maximum sustained winds and 160 kph gusts, Dela Cruz said. 

Bualoi was still "very far" and unlikely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility, she said. 

However, winds from the northeast will bring scattered light rains in the northernmost provinces of Batanes and Apayao, said Dela Cruz. 
Metro Manila, Central Luzon and the rest of northern Luzon will experience fair weather that may be marred by light to moderate rains, she added. 

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