MANILA—Tropical storm Quiel will dump scattered rains in Metro Manila and other parts of the country Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.
The weather disturbance was last seen 445 kilometers west-southwest of Subic, Zambales, PAGASA said.
Quiel, the 17th tropical cyclone to enter the country in 2019, is currently packing 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and has gusts of up to 80 kph.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to the effects of Quiel, weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.
The tropical storm, which is unlikely to hit land, is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday, Nov. 9.
Meanwhile, the tail-end of a cold front or the interaction of cold air and warm air in the Pacific Ocean will also bring scattered rains over the Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley Region.
The rest of the country will experience isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms.
PAGASA is also monitoring a typhoon with international name Halong outside PAR.
The typhoon was last spotted 2,985 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon, packing 215 kph winds near the center and gusts of up to 265 kph.
Halong is moving west-northwest at a speed of 10 kph and is not expected to enter the country, the agency added.
Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.