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    'Bagyong Tomas' PAGASA weather update November 24, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon "Man-yi" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was named "Tomas", PAGASA announced in a weather bulletin Friday night.

    As of 3:00 am today, November 24, the center of 'Bagyong Tomas' was located based on all available data at 1,400 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

    Satellite image of Typhoon 'Tomas' as of 8:20 am on Saturday, November 24
    Satellite image of Typhoon 'Tomas' as of 8:20 am on Saturday, November 24 | via PAGASA-DOST

    'Tomas' has maximum sustained winds of up to 145 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 180 km/h. It is moving North at 15 km/h.

    Forecast Positions

    • 24 Hour (Tomorrow evening): 1,385 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (17.9°N, 134.8°E)
    • 48 Hour (Sunday evening):1,065 km East of Basco, Batanes (18.5°N, 131.9°E)
    • 72 Hour (Monday evening): 835 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.6°N, 130.0°E)
    • 96 Hour (Tuesday evening):820 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.4°N, 129.6°E)
    • 120 Hour(Wednesday evening):1,090 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (24.5°N, 131.6°E)

    NOTE: There is no tropical cyclone warning signal as of press time.

    "Tomas is not expected to make landfall and has no direct effect on any part of the country at the moment," DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz said.


    Meanwhile, sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to rough to very rough seas associated with the surge of Northeast Monsoon.

    Tomas is the country's 20th tropical cyclone for 2018. The country usually gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year.

    — The Summit Express

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