PAGASA: Severe tropical storm Quiel may intensify into typhoon


Posted at Nov 07 2019 06:48 PM | Updated as of Nov 08 2019 05:20 AM

PAGASA satellite imagery

MANILA (2nd UPDATE)—Severe tropical storm Quiel has maintained its strength while remaining almost stationary Thursday night, the state weather bureau said.

In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, Quiel was spotted 375 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan while packing maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) with 135 kph gusts.

The weather disturbance may intensify into a typhoon within 24 hours, PAGASA said.

However, Quiel may leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night, at the earliest.

Meanwhile, a super typhoon tracking northwest over the Pacific remains outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

Typhoon Halong was last spotted 3,075 kilometers east-northeast of extreme northern Luzon while packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kph with 185 kph gusts while moving north at 10 kph.

Between Thursday evening and Friday evening, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will be experienced over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands and Apayao.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will affect Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Palawan, Mindoro Provinces, Aklan, and Antique.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for more updates.