MANILA, Philippines — The weather state bureau Pagasa on Thursday, 07 November 2019, said that scattered rains will persist in many parts of the country due to tropical storm Quiel.
The weather disturbance was spotted 400 kilometers west-northwest of Coron Palawan, weather specialist Lorie Dela Cruz said.
Quiel packs winds of 85 km/h near the center and gusts of up to 105 km/h.
The approaching-stationary tropical storm may intensify into a severe tropical storm within 24 hours.
The effects of Quiel and the tail-end of a cold front or the interaction of cold air and warm air in the Pacific Ocean will bring scattered rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, Zambales, Bataan, Palawan and Mindoro provinces.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have fair weather due to localized thunderstorms, with chances of scattered rains.
Meanwhile, PAGASA is also keeping tabs on a typhoon with international name Halong.
The typhoon was last spotted 2,990 km east of extreme northern Luzon, bearing 185 km/h winds near the center and up to 230 km/h gusts.
Dela Cruz said, Halong is not expected to enter the country. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)