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PAGASA doubts Typhoon Hagibis will enter PAR

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) no longer expects for the typhoon with an international name Hagibis to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Ito pong sentro ng Bagyong Hagibis ay hindi na natin inaasahan o mababa na ang tsansa na pumasok sa Philippine Area of Responsibility,” PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

As of 4:00AM, PAGASA monitored Typhoon Hagibis at 2,020 kilometers east of Northern Luzon, and it continues to move northwest with a speed of 20 kilometers per hour.

The weather monitoring agency said that Typhoon Hagibis has a maximum wind strength of 200 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kilometers per hour.

Due to its distance away from the Philippines, Mendoza said that Typhoon Hagibis has no effect yet to the weather of the country.

Meanwhile, northeasterly surface wind-flow will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain-showers and thunderstorm over the Bicol Region. while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain-showers due to localized thunderstorms.

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