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Butchoy becomes typhoon – US weather center

The US military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center upgraded “Butchoy” (international codename Guchol) into a typhoon. Butchoy registered winds of up to 70 knots per hour or 130 kilometers per hour. Philippine weather bureau PAGASA, however, still classified Butchoy as a tropical storm. The weather disturbance was last spotted 150 kilometers east southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, with maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 140 kph. PAGASA forecast it to miss land. Luzon will experience occasional rains brought by the southwest monsoon while the rest of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.


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