Tropical Depression Karen slightly intensifies

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Tropical Depression Karen slightly intensifies
Karen now has maximum winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Karen slightly intensified on Thursday morning, October 13, as it continued to move west northwest at 11 kilometers per hour (km/h).

In its bulletin issued 11 am on Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Karen now has maximum winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

It is located 565 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar.

Moderate to heavy rain is expected within the 300-km diameter of the tropical depression.

There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals, so far, but Karen is expected to strengthen further into a tropical storm by Friday, October 14, and then into a typhoon as it nears land.

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Karen as of October 13, 11 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

– Rappler.com

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