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New storm expected in PH today

Rappler.com
A tropical cyclone is expected to enter the country Wednesday afternoon, but it will only pass through. It will be named 'Carnina,' says Pagasa

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 10:32 am, 20 June 2012. 'Carina' (international name Talim), seen at the upper left side, is estimated 430 km west northwest of Basco, Batanes. Photo courtesy of Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines – Another tropical storm is expected to enter Philippine territory on Wednesday, June 20, but it will only pass through the country.

Weather bureau Pagasa said this year’s third tropical cyclone, internationally named “Talim,” will enter the Philippines Wednesday afternoon, stay for up to 12 hours, then head to Taiwan where it will hit land.

Once it enters the country, it will be named “Carina.”

In its 5 a.m. bulletin Wednesday, Pagasa said it spotted the storm 430 kilometers west northwest of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 100 kph.

Northern and central Luzon will experience occasional rains. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

On Monday night, typhoon “Butchoy” exited the Philippines, leaving at least 43 people missing in rough seas. – Rappler.com