Manila, Philippines — The state weather agency Pagasa, has on Thursday, 28 November 2019, reported severe tropical storm Kammuri (local name Tisoy) will further intensify as it continued its way towards the country.
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the state weather bureau said Kammuri was spotted 1,510 kilometers east of the Visayas with maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
Moving northwest at a speed of 10 kph, Kammuri is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, Dec. 1, a day after the formal opening of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said.
The 20th tropical storm to enter the country will be locally named Tisoy.
The storm is expected to affect parts of Luzon, particularly Southern Luzon.
Its trough or extension will bring isolated thunderstorms in the Visayas and Northern Mindanao, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with light rain showers over Northern and Central Luzon.
Gale warning has been raised over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Batanes, Isabela, Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. (Marian Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)