MANILA—Severe tropical storm Kammuri further intensified early Thursday as it continued its way towards the country, state weather agency PAGASA said.
The tropical cyclone is now packing wind speeds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, with gusts of up to 135 kph.
Moving northwest at a speed of 10 kph, Kammuri is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, Dec. 1, weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said.
The storm will be locally named Tisoy, the 20th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.
Kammuri may affect central and southern Luzon, which are hosting sporting events of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.
Its trough or extension will bring scattered rains over the Visayas, Caraga, northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon or amihan will bring scattered rains over northern and Central Luzon.
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