Tropical storm Chedeng (SONGDA) updates

May 25

Pagasa upgraded Chedeng’s strength into a typhoon, packed with winds of 130kph near the center and gustiness of 160kph.

May 24

(10:00 pm) TS ‘Chedeng’ is moving faster now at 17kph WNW. It is still packing winds of 115kph with gustiness of up to 145kph | via @bmagsaysay

(7:00 pm) via @dost_pagasa By Thursday expect moderate to heavy rains in Metro Manila due to enhanced southwesterly surface windflow during chedeng passage

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@dost_pagsa says that “Tropical Storm”SONGDA”, to enter PAR later tonight or early tomorrow morning.” SONGDA is the international name of the tropical cyclone, but once it entered PAR, it will be named”CHEDENG”(local name)

State weather bureau PAGASA earlier announced that parts of the Bicol region will feel the brunt of Chedeng. @dost_pagasa added that “rainshowers and thunderstorms in Metro Manila is not because of the tropical storm.”

The latest advisory is as of 10:30 AM today

At 10:00 am Today, the Tropical Storm (Songda) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,070 km East of Northern Mindanao, (9.7°N, 136.8°E).with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 11 kph.

This weather disturbance is still outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is expected to enter tonight or early tomorrow morning.

The next weather advisory or alert will be issued at 11 am tomorrow or earlier when this weather disturbance enters par.

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