Possible ‘Super Typhoon’ Neoguri by Monday

Come Monday morning or afternoon, Typhoon Neoguri (Florita) may achieve the wind speed of a super typhoon. Parts of Visayas and Luzon will be affected.

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FLORITA. An image from Weather Philippines shows the forecasted track of Typhoon Florita. Screengrab from weather.com.ph

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Florita (international name Neoguri) may turn into a super typhoon by the afternoon of Monday, July 7, though the typhoon is not expected to make landfall in the Philippines, according to independent weather monitoring agency Weather Philippines, as of this posting.

By around 2 pm on Monday, the typhoon’s one-minute maximum sustained winds may reach 250 kilometers per hour (kph), fulfilling the definition of a super typhoon which has one-minute sustained winds of at least 240 kph.

Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) registered winds of up to 315 kph.

Another forecasting model used by Weather Philippines indicates that Florita may achieve one-minute maximum sustained winds of 260 kph as early as Monday morning.

Florita is gaining strength as it approaches land masses in the Philippines. As of 7 pm on July 6, the weather system was spotted 810 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan in North Luzon.

As it continues to move northwest, it is expected to strengthen monsoon rains in Mimaropa (Region IV-B), Panay including Guimaras and Negros Occidental from Sunday to Monday. PAGASA also announced that Western Visayas, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas will experience monsoon rains.

Flash floods and landslides are likely in these areas.

Florita is forecasted to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday when it makes a sharp turn to the north towards the East China Sea. – Rappler.com

Information based on data collected by Weather Philippines shall not be taken as official data. Weather information broadcasted and distributed by PAGASA remains as official data.

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