‘Salome’ maintains strength, threatens Metro Manila

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Tropical Depression Salome has maintained its strength and is now in the vicinity of Batangas, the state weather bureau PAGASA reported.

In its 8:00 pm weather bulletin, PAGASA said Salome has made landfall over San Juan, Batangas. Packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kilometers per hour, Salome is forecast to move at west-northwest direction at 25 kilometers per hour and expected to bring moderate to heavy rains in Metro Manila around Thursday night.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 is still raised in the following areas:

  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Southern Zambales
  • Rizal
  • Bataan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon
  • Marinduque
  • Quezon
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro

PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains are expected within the 250-kilometer diameter of the Tropical Depression.

The state weather bureau added that the tropical depression is expected to approach Metro Manila between 8 to 12 midnight.

Residents in the said areas, as well as Central Luzon, are still advised to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The state weather bureau added that the sea travel is risky over the said areas due to prevailing weather condition.

PAGASA also advised the public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned to take appropriate actions. —R4A/DOST-PAGASA

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