Sarah intensified into a severe tropical storm


On Thursday, (21 November 2019) the state weather bureau said, tropical cyclone Sarah intensified into a severe tropical storm early morning.

It packs maximum winds sustained of 95 kph near the center and up to 115 kph of gustiness.

As of 4 a.m, Sarah was last seen at 425 kilometers east-northeast of Appari, Cgayan PAGASA said.

Moving north-northeast at a speed of 25 kph, the storm is forecast to exit the Philippine AREA of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday.

Batanes and Babuyan Islands remain under tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 and could experience wind speeds of 30 to 60 kph or intermittent rains within 36 hours.

Isabela, Cagayan (especially on the eastern section), Aurora, northern Quezon, Metro Manila, and most of Central Luzon may experience light to moderate rains with some isolated heavy rains showers due to Sarah’s trough or extension.

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