MANILA - Weather disturbance Kammuri intensified into a severe tropical storm as it moved towards the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the weather system was spotted 1,645 kilometers east of Visayas while packing maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour near the center and 115 kph gusts.
It is expected to enter PAR by Sunday, Dec. 1. Once Kammuri enters the area, it will be named Tisoy. The storm may affect central and southern Luzon with moderate to heavy rain showers with strong winds, PAGASA said.
It may also affect Northern Luzon, although it is not expected to make landfall, the weather bureau said.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon (amihan) is still bothering Northern Luzon, especially Cagayan Valley and Cordillera, with cloudy skies and scattered light to moderate rain showers.
The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will experience cloudy skies with light rains over the day.
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