MANILA—Severe tropical storm Tisoy is moving over the West Philippine Sea without having direct effect on any part of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Tisoy was spotted at 3 p.m. approximately 380 kilometers west of Subic, Zambales while packing maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 115 kph gusts.
It was last seen moving west-northwest at 20 kph.
Tisoy is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon (amihan) is still affecting the Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Central Luzon. Residents in these regions should expect cloudy skies with scattered rains for the next two days.
A low-pressure area (LPA) was also spotted outside the PAR but is not expected to intensify.
Next week, the Philippines will be typhoon-free, the PAGASA said.
On Thursday, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms may prevail over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Central Luzon and Ilocos Region due to amihan.
Residents of Tisoy-affected Bicol should expect fair weather conditions on the same day, after the typhoon bore down on the area last Monday, killing 5 people in the region and at least 8 others in other places.
The PAGASA also issued a gale warning off the coasts of Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan islands, Ilocos Region, La Union, Pangasinan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon including Polillio Islands, Camarines Norte, northern Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.
Waves of 2.5 meters up to 4.5 m may be experienced in these areas.
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