WEATHER UPDATE: Typhoon Basyang (Malakas) to enter Philippines on Monday

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday that another tropical cyclone with the international name “Malakas” is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late Monday.

Malakas, local name Basyang, is the second typhoon to enter the country this year.

According to PAGASA, “Malakas” maintains its strength while tracking northwestward with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. Its center was estimated at 1,815 km East of Mindanao.

PAGASA added that “Malakas” may enter PAR by late Monday or early Tuesday but “is unlikely to directly affect the weather condition in the country. Read More

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