'Bagyong Emong' PAGASA weather update July 2, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 2:00 p.m. update, Sunday, July 2, that tropical storm "Emong" (international name: Nanmadol) has further gained strength as it rapidly moves towards Ryukyu Islands or southwest of the main islands of Japan.

    'Bagyong Emong' PAGASA weather update July 2, 2017
    Tropical cyclone #EmongPH has intensified into a tropical storm. Photo: PAGASA
    At 1:00 p.m. today, the center of "Bagyong Emong" was estimated based on all available data at 430 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (21.7°N, 125.9°E).

    The fifth cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year, 'Emong', has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

    It is forecast to move northwest at 30 kph.

    Forecast Positions

    • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 695 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (26.6°N, 123.5°E)
    • 48 Hour (Tuesday morning): 1,585 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (32.5°N, 130.6°E)

    Tropical storm Emong

    The estimated rainfall amount is moderate to occasionally heavy within the 450 km diameter of the tropical storm.

    PAGASA said “Emong” is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country. There's also no tropical cyclone warning signal raised.

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