TYPHOON KONG-REY (QUEENIE) STORMWATCH NO. 03
Issued at: 6:45 PM PhT (10:45 GMT) Monday 01 October 2018
Next update: 7:00 PM PhT (11:00 GMT), Tuesday 02 October 2018
|Current Status and Outlook||Typhoon (TY) KONG-REY continues to rapidly intensify as it entered the eastern border of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with local name “QUEENIE.” This typhoon is not expected to directly affect any part of the country, but its western trough will bring isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas.
TY KONG-REY is expected to continue moving northwestward across the southern part of the North Philippine Sea through the next 24 hrs and could become a Super Typhoon (STY) by Tuesday afternoon (Oct 02).
|Where is KONG-REY (QUEENIE)?||As of 5:00 PM PhT today, October 01…0900 GMT. The eye was located over the northeastern part of the Central Philippine Sea (near 16.5°N 134.9°E), about 1,371 km east of Casiguran, Aurora or 1,430 km east-southeast of Basco, Batanes.|
|How strong is it?||Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 195 kph near the center…Gustiness: 230 kph|
|Past Movement (06 hrs)||Northwest @ 14 km/hr, towards the North Philippine Sea.|
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Issued by: David Michael V. Padua for WeatherPhilippines