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Typhoon “Quinta” to re-intensify, reach peak within 24 to 48 hours

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Typhoon Quinta is expected re-intensify and may reach its peak intensity within 24 to 48 hours, an advisory from state weather bureau PAGASA said.

As of 10:00 AM today, the center of Quinta was estimated at 125 kilometers north of Coron, Palawan or 120 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The advisory, issued at 11 am today, also said the following areas are under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal number 3: northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Paluan) including Lubang Island.

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The following, meanwhile, are under TCWS number 2: Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, Calamian Islands, and Batangas.

Areas under TCWS number 1 are the southern portion of Zambales (San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City), Bataan, the southwestern portion of Pampanga (Floridablanca, Lubao, Sasmuan, Masantol), the southwestern portion of Bulacan (Hagonoy, Paombong, Malolos City, Bulacan, Obando, Meycauayan City), Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Marinduque, Romblon, and the northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay) including Cuyo Islands;

Aklan and the rest of the northern portion of Antique (Laua-An, Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi, Sebaste, Pandan, Libertad).

Quinta is now moving Westward at 25 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 125 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kilometers per hour.

Quinta might continue to move westward until this afternoon, then will then turn west-northwestward towards the western boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

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The typhoon is forecast to exit the PAR tomorrow morning.

Quinta is expected to bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, northern Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, CALABARZON, Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Aklan, Capiz, and Antique.

The tail-end of a frontal system will likewise bring moderate to heavy rains over Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur.

These two weather systems will also bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Metro Manila, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Luzon. Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.

PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may issue local thunderstorm/rainfall advisories and heavy rainfall warnings as appropriate.

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Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.

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