MANILA - (UPDATED) Typhoon Tomas has moved out of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Saturday, but is expected to re-enter within the next 18 hours, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
In its latest bulletin at 11 p.m. Saturday, PAGASA said Tomas was located some 1,550 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, outside PAR.
Tomas maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 145 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 180 kph. It is moving east northeast at a speed of 15 kph.
PAGASA said Tomas is not expected to make landfall and has no direct effect on any part of the country at the moment.
However, sea travel remains risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas due to the surge of the northeast monsoon.