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âRositaâ weakens further on its way out
As of 10 a.m., Rosita was seen 265 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. It now packs maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour from the previous 100 kph.
Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch

‘Rosita’ weakens further on its way out

(Philstar.com) - October 31, 2018 - 11:52am

MANILA, Philippines — Severe tropical storm Rosita (international name: Yutu) has weakened further as it gears to leave the country’s jurisdiction, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Wednesday morning.

As of 10 a.m., Rosita was seen 265 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. It now packs maximum sustained winds of 90 kilometers per hour from the previous 100 kph.

Its gusts also decreased to 115 kph from the previous 120 kph.

Moving north-northwest at 15 kph, Rosita is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility Wednesday afternoon.

Although the severe tropical storm has weakened further, its trough will bring light to moderate rains over the western section of northern and central Luzon.

PAGASA also advised fisherfolks and those with small sea vessels not to venture out over the seaboards of northern Luzon and western seaboards of central and southern Luzon.

Landslides caused by "Rosita" left at least six people dead and dozens buried under mud, reports said.

Nearly 10,000 people fled their homes ahead of the arrival of "Rosita" to the country.

Forecast positions

  • Thursday morning: 560 km west of Basco, Batanes (outside PAR)
  • Friday morning: 550 km west-northwest of Basco, Batanes (outside PAR)

Gaea Katreena Cabico with reports from the Associated Press and Agence France-Press

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