Philippines

‘Kristine’ far from PH landmass, to leave Saturday night

‘Kristine’ far from PH landmass, to leave Saturday night

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  

TYPHOON KRISTINE. The track of Typhoon Kristine as of Friday (Sept. 4, 2020) evening. PAGASA said “Kristine” is unlikely to have a direct impact on the country’s weather and may leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday evening. (Photo courtesy of PAGASA)

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Typhoon Kristine remains far from the country’s landmass and is unlikely to affect local weather conditions. 

In its daily weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Kristine was last spotted 1,135 km. east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph.

It is moving northwestward at 20 kph.

“Kristine” is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday evening and will barrel through Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Sunday. 

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds headed north to the northwest will blow over the northern and eastern sections of Northern Luzon, causing moderate to rough coastal waters.

The Visayas and the rest of Luzon will have light to moderate winds headed northwest to southwest, resulting in slight to moderate coastal waters.

Mindanao will have light to moderate winds headed south to southwest, causing slight to moderate coastal waters.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 26°C to 34°C; Baguio City, 17°C to 25°C; Metro Cebu, 26°C to 33°C; Cagayan de Oro City, 24°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 26°C to 34°C. (PNA)

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