'Bagyong Quiel' PAGASA weather forecast November 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Quiel' (international name: Nakri), the 17th tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year, remains almost stationary, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am forecast on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

PAGASA added that Tropical Storm 'Quiel' is less likely to make landfall in the country throughout the forecast period. Furthermore, this weather disturbance may intensify into a Severe Tropical Storm within 24 hours.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Quiel' as of 6:20 am on Thursday
Satellite image of Tropical Storm 'Quiel' as of 6:20 am on Thursday, November 7 | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 5:00 AM today, the eye of TS 'Quiel' was located based on all available data at 400km West Northwest of Coron Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 105 km/h. It is moving East southeast in the past six hours.

"Bagyong Quiel is expected to leave PAR by Saturday, November 9," DOST-PAGASA weather specialist LorieDin Dela Cruz said.

TS Quiel and the Tail-End of a Cold Front will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Islands), Apayao, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, Antique, and portions of Palawan (Cuyo Islands and Kalayaan Islands).

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Aklan, Iloilo, Guimaras, Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of Palawan (including Calamian Islands).

Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea vessels, over the northern and western seaboards of Luzon due to potentially rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, PAGASA continues to monitor Typhoon Halong outside PAR, at 2,990 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon.

PAGASA gives update on Tropical Storm Quiel and Typhoon Halong
PAGASA gives update on Tropical Storm Quiel and Typhoon Halong. Screenshot from PAGASA's Facebook video.

Halong further weakened, and now has maximum winds of 185 km/h from the previous 215 km/h and gustiness of up to 230 km/h from the previous 265 km/h. It is still not expected to enter PAR.

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