Quiel may intensify into a typhoon within 24hrs


MANILA, Philippines — On Friday, November 8, 2019, the weather state bureau said scattered to widespread rains will continue to persist in many parts of the country due to the effects of two weather systems.

The tail-end of a cold front or the Pacific Ocean cold air and warm air exchange would bring rainfall to Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Cagayan, and the rest of northern Luzon, PAGASA said.

Severe tropical storm Quiel will also dampen Western Visayas, Palawan and Mindoro provinces.
Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said, as of 3 a.m Quiel was last seen 380 kilometers west-northwest of Coron Palawan.

The storm was able to maintain its intensity, bringing up to 110 km / h winds near the center and up to 135 km / h gusts.

Bulquerin said, within 24hrs Quiel may intensify into a typhoon, and expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) early on Friday night.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have fair weather with chances of isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS).

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