‘Quiel’ almost stationary, rains continue over Luzon

MANILA Rains will continue to pour over parts of Luzon on Thursday as tropical storm Quiel (international name Nakri) remains almost stationary.

In its 4 a.m. weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Quiel was last spotted 400 kilometers west northwest of Coron, Palawan.

Quiel is packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness up to 105 kph as it moves in an east southeast direction.

Western Visayas, Zambales, Bataan, Palawan and Mindoro provinces will be cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA weather specialist Lorie dela Cruz said Quiel is likely to strengthen into a severe tropical storm and expected to leave the country on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Halong was located 2,990 km east of extreme northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness up to 230 kph.

Halong is unlikely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 24-32 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 24-28 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 15-21 degrees Celsius; SBMA 24-29 degrees Celsius; Lipa City 24-32 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 26-32 degrees Celsius; and Metro Davao 25-33 degrees Celsius. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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