Storm ‘Tisoy’ might ‘disrupt’ SEA Games opening


MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau Pagasa made a warning Wednesday (28 November 2019) an upcoming hurricane “Kammuri” might disrupt the 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday, 30 November 2019, as it is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on the same date.

Kammuri was spotted 1,950 kilometers East of Visayas, packing 105 kilometers per hour gusts and 85 kph maximum sustained winds, up from 60 kph, said PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio.

According to PAGASA weather forecaster Raymond Ordinario, the storm will be named “Tisoy” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this weekend.

It is moving westward at a speed of 35 kph, as it hits Southern Luzon.

Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region and Palawan province on Wednesday will experience cloudy skies and thunderstorms, said Ordinario.

Light rains will dampen Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, and Aurora and Quezon provinces, while fair weather in Metro Manila and the rest of the country may be marred by isolated rains, he added.

Before the year ends, PAGASA is expecting another storm to enter the country Ordinario said. (Marian Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)

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